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Whiting Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Princeton University

Program Summary

Applications are invited for two Whiting Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Princeton University, for the academic year 2003-4. The purpose of this award is to identify two outstanding humanities scholars early in their careers and give them the opportunity to undertake and/or complete a major project, interact with a group of diverse post-doctoral fellows and regular Princeton faculty, and contribute to the undergraduate teaching program at Princeton University.

Each fellowship will be for 12 months' tenure, beginning September 1, 2003. Whiting post-doctoral fellows will be appointed in a regular Princeton department as their "home" during the tenure of the fellowship. Fellowship holders will be expected to be in residence spending the bulk of their time on their own research and to present a seminar on their work at least once during the year in their department of appointment. In addition, fellows would be expected to teach one undergraduate course during the academic year. The fellowship may be renewable for one additional year pending continuation of funding.


Those who have been awarded a Ph.D. from a U.S. institution of higher education between January 1, 2001 and January 1, 2003, in the fields of architecture (history, theory, and criticism), art history, language and literature, history (including history of science), East Asian Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy (including political philosophy and classical philosophy), and religious studies, are encouraged to apply. There are no age or citizenship restrictions. (Candidates who will not meet the January 1, 2003 deadline but are certain to have finished all requirements of the Ph.D. by June 1, 2003, may apply with a letter of assurance from their departmental chair that they will finish by June 1.)


The fellowship will pay a stipend of $37,000 plus full faculty benefits.




Interested applicants should send, in addition to a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, including educational background, professional experience, and prior publications; an abstract of their completed Ph.D. dissertation; a two-page statement of their proposed research and writing project for the fellowship; and two confidential letters of recommendation, one from their dissertation supervisor and a second from another established scholar in their field. Applications should be sent to the address below. Applications are due on or before February 15, 2003. Awards will be announced by April 1, 2003.


Prof. William B. Russel
Dean of the Graduate School
205 Nassau Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

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