These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.
Postdoctoral Fellows are individuals at the early stages of their careers who demonstrate exceptional promise as scholar-teachers. There are two categories of Postdoctoral Fellows: Society Fellows and Affiliate Fellows.
Society Fellows are appointed by the Dean of the Faculty, following a competitive process. Society Fellows are expected to pursue their research, teach one course annually, and contribute to the Society’s programs (monthly colloquia, dinners, visiting lectures, etc.).
Affiliate Fellows are interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows appointed by other institutions on campus. Mellon Fellows appointed through the Leslie Center, International Relations Fellows appointed through the Dickey Center, and Neukom Fellows are invited to join the Society as Affiliate Fellows.
Stipend and Resources
Society Fellowships normally run for 34 months, beginning on September 1 and ending on June 30th of the final year. Fellows arriving in 2015 will receive a monthly stipend of $4,600 plus benefits, and $4,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs.
The departments and/or programs where fellows are appointed Lecturers have the primary responsibility for providing office and working space for Fellows, as well as access to other research needs or equipment. The Society helps to assure the cooperation of departments in providing the requisite setting for the scholarly and creative work of each Fellow.
Applicants for the 2015–2018 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2013. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2015 should supply a letter from their home institution indicated that the applicant is expected to receive the degree before November 1, 2015.