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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Application opens October 1, 2018

Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2019

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focuses on the Institute's current theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research centers feminist, women’s or gender studies are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.  

Postdoctoral fellows participate in our community of Clayman Institute faculty research fellows, faculty affiliates, and graduate dissertation fellows through their own research and contributions to our goal of reinvigorating gender equality. Postdoctoral fellows' responsibilities include contributing to the Clayman Institute's Gender News, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, participating in our graduate Voice and Influence Program, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.

The postdoctoral fellows play a critical role in Gender News, which is the public outreach component of the Clayman Institute and our affiliated scholars. To increase the impact of innovative work on gender equality, Gender News publishes articles on gender research for academic and general audiences. Postdoctoral fellows write articles for Gender News that include summaries of the latest peer-reviewed gender research, interviews with Institute faculty research fellows and faculty affiliates, and reviews of relevant academic conferences. 

Meet our current postdoctoral fellows!

Dates, Duration, and Stipend

The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree. Postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend, annual research fund, standard benefits, and are expected to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship. 

 

Application Details

Application Requirements

1.  STATEMENT OF INTEREST: In 500 words or less, explain your general interest in becoming a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute and describe how your research interests can shed new light on our thematic focus:

TBD for 2019 applications

2. OPINION PIECE: In 300 words or less, select a gender focused current event and, using research, formulate an opinion piece. Make an argument for the way the general public should think about the event or issue you selected.  Applicants should be able to make their research-based point succinctly and without supporting documentation.  The successful candidate will adhere to the maximum 300 word limit.  This piece should be single space paragraphs only.  At the top of your opinion piece list only your initials, degree discipline and total number of words.


3. DISSERTATION RESEARCH SUMMARY: In 1000 words or less, single-spaced and including all notes and bibliography, provide an abstract that summarizes your dissertation.

4. CV: Provide a curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages.

5. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:

Two letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation are submitted via AcademicJobsOnline. Please submit only two letters of recommendation.  Only your first two letters submitted will be considered.

For letter writers: for assistance with submitting letters of recommendation through AcademicJobsOnline, use this link to their "Reference Writer FAQ."

Applications must be submitted through our online application.  

Applications are due January 10, 2019 by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

No exceptions will be made for late submissions.

Questions?

Please address any questions regarding the Clayman Institute postdoctoral application process to Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Non-Stanford students eligible?

Yes. Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible.

How many fellowships are awarded annually?

This cycle, one two-year postdoctoral award will be awarded and will begin no later than the first day of Autumn quarter in September 2019.

When will I be notified?

Fellowship awards will be announced in April 2019.

Can I defer a fellowship?

No. We do not accept deferrals. Should you be unable to accept a fellowship, the award will be offered to an alternate candidate. You may apply again the next year provided you meet all other eligibility requirements.

Can I take a leave of absence?

No. Applicants must be continuously enrolled for the duration of their fellowship and be on campus during the Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters of the fellowship years.

Has my application been received?

Once all required fields have been completed and documents have been uploaded (excluding letters of recommendation), you will receive a confirmation email. Please carefully review the application requirements before submission.