Cornell Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs are high-profile postdoctoral research positions with significant independence and resources, designed to attract some of the world’s best young scholars to interact deeply with faculty and students on Cornell’s Ithaca-based campuses. Candidates from all areas of research and inquiry, who will be no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment, are eligible for this program.
Successful candidates will have access to the full range of talent and considerable resources available at Cornell, and will be encouraged to interact broadly with the Cornell intellectual community, in addition to their postdoctoral research with a tenured faculty member (sponsor) and their research group. Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows will also receive lifetime membership in the Society of Cornell Fellows along with the participants in other named prestigious and competitively awarded Cornell postdoctoral fellowships. Six Presidential Fellowships will be awarded each year beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Appointments will be for up to three years, dependent on positive annual evaluations, and may include a teaching component of no more than 25% averaged over the length of the appointment. The stipend for appointments in the 2017-2018 academic year will be $68,000 plus full Cornell University employee fringe benefits. Each Fellow also will be provided $5,000 annually for discretionary research expenses including travel. Interested individuals can contact any tenured Cornell faculty member(s), i.e. associate or full professor, who, if agreeable to serve as the lead sponsor(s), will endorse and submit the candidate’s application. A tenure track assistant professor may serve as a secondary sponsor. Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the candidate, and the quality and originality of the proposed research and its potential impact.
The deadline to apply is October 1, 2017. For more information, visit the Cornell University Office of Postdoctoral Studies website.