Early-career scholars without ongoing positions, who have recently received their Ph.D. degree, may apply for fully funded, 12-month Postdoctoral Research Associate appointments for the year, with the option of renewal for an additional academic year, contingent on good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment, and are expected to devote full time to their proposed research. They are also encouraged to attend or participate in various activities of the Program, including faculty-graduate student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment. Postdoctoral fellowship applicants are subject to Princeton University’s background check policy.
Upon completion of the fellowship, Postdoctoral Research Associates are inducted into the James Madison Society.