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Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships in the USA for 2022/2023

The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of academics in the humanities and social sciences, is accepting submissions for the 2023 fellowship competition through its Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships program.

There will be five fellowships given out:

Two or three Open Fellowships in any of the Society’s disciplines

One Humanistic Studies Fellowship

One East Asian Studies Fellowship

One fellowship for studies on race and ethnicity

Private Ivy League research institution Princeton University is located in Princeton, New Jersey. The university is the fourth-oldest institution of higher learning in the country and one of the nine colonial schools licensed prior to the American Revolution. It was founded in Elizabeth in 1746 as the College of New Jersey.

The university relocated to Newark in 1747, and nine years later to its current location. It was renamed Princeton University after it was granted university status in 1896.

The world’s top universities regularly include Princeton University in their rankings. With a $37.7 billion endowment, the university has the largest endowment per student in the United States and is overseen by the Trustees of Princeton University.

On its 600-acre (2.4 km2) main campus, Princeton University educates over 8,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.

The institution offers postgraduate degrees through the Bendheim Center for Finance, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of the NOAA is located at Princeton University, which also oversees the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory of the Department of Energy.

However, the institution possesses one of the biggest university libraries in the world and is categorized as one of “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity.”

The residential college system used at Princeton University is well-known for its upperclassmen dining organizations. There are about 500 student organizations at the campus. The academic community at Princeton values a wide range of traditions, both ancient and modern.

The university competes in the Ivy League and is an NCAA Division I institution. The Princeton Tigers, the school’s sports team, have the most conference championships and have sent numerous students and alumni to the Olympics.

75 Nobel laureates, 16 Fields Medalists, and 16 Turing Award winners have ties to Princeton University as graduates, faculty, or researchers as of October 2021.

In addition, 21 National Medal of Science winners, 5 Abel Prize winners, 11 National Humanities Medal recipients, 215 Rhodes Scholars, and 137 Marshall Scholars have ties to Princeton University.

Two U.S. Presidents, twelve Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court (three of whom are now sitting on the court), numerous living media and industry moguls, and foreign heads of state are also included on Princeton’s alumni list.

Numerous members of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Cabinet, including eight secretaries of state, three of defense, and two chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff, are alumni of Princeton University.

The university received around $250 million in sponsored research for its main campus in the 2020 fiscal year, with 81.4% of that coming from the government, 12.1% from foundations, 5.5% from industry, and 1.0% from private and other sources.

Qualifications for Postdoctoral Fellowships at Princeton University

  • Candidates must already have earned a Ph.D. at the time of application.
  • Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. must have finished at least half of their dissertations at the time they submitted their applications.
  • By June 15, 2023, all accepted candidates must complete all prerequisites for the Ph.D., including filing the dissertation.
  • Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships are not open to candidates for or recipients of PhD degrees in education, law, or from the university.
  • The Princeton Society of Fellows only accepts applications from each candidate once.



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