American Academy of Arts and Sciences offers fellowships to junior faculty and postdocs

Each year the American Academy of Arts and Sciences welcomes fellowship applications from untenured junior faculty and postdoctoral students who are interested in pursuing research related to one of the Academy’s four core program areas: Science and Global Security, Social Policy and American Institutions, Humanities and Culture, and Education. Established in 1780 and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Academy is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States and an independent policy research center, conducting multidisciplinary studies of scholarly and public policy issues.

The Academy’s Visiting Scholars Program offers junior scholars an opportunity to combine their independent research with active involvement in varied projects, conferences, and meetings. The benefits of the program include private office space at the Academy’s headquarters and access to the Harvard University libraries. Preference is given to junior faculty. A stipend of up to $60,000 for junior faculty (not to exceed one-half salary) and up to $40,000 for postdoctoral scholars accompanies the award.

For more information on the program, please visit the following links:

Announcement of the Visiting Scholars Program

Guidelines for the 2009-2010 Fellowship Year

More information and additional application materials, including an online application form, are available at the Academy’s website ( The deadline for applications is October 17, 2008. If you have questions about these fellowships, please contact Alexandra Oleson, Director of the Visiting Scholars Program, at 617-576-5014 or email:

We look forward to receiving applications from your junior faculty and postdoctoral scholars.

Leslie C. Berlowitz
Chief Executive Officer
American Academy of Arts and Sciences