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Beckman Center History of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship



The Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program in the 2018-2019 academic year. These new fellowships reflect the Beckman Center's commitment to providing career-launching fellowships for recent PhDs and its support for the career diversity initiatives of the American Historical Association and affiliated scholarly societies. The 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program will allow the Beckman Centers postdoctoral fellows to build skills that enhance their opportunities outside the academy or their work within it. Fellows will spend one day a week (20% of their time) working closely with an Institute staff member from the library, museum, publications, Center for Applied History, outreach, Center for Oral History, archives, or digital collections team on developing skills in one of two areas: collections and curation, or outreach and exhibitions. The other four days each week (80% of their time), postdoctoral fellows will have access to the Institute's considerable resources and ample time to develop and publish their own research. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their PhD in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship and must have earned that degree within the last five years. Postdoctoral fellowship stipends are $45,000 per year, paid in monthly installments.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Post Doctorate

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Arts and Humanities, Life Sciences/ Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
All, International students

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Amount Awarded:
$25,000 and above
Other: $42,000 per year


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USC endorsement required:

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Beckman Center


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