JOB – ISA PostDoc Fellowship

James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship
International Studies Association.

For junior scholars in the social sciences and the humanities.

Applications due January 15, 2015.

The International Studies Association (ISA) invites applications from junior scholars for the James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellowship. The competition is open to scholars in the social sciences and humanities who have received their Ph.D. within the past two years or who will receive their Ph.D. on or by July 1, 2015. Applications due January 15, 2015.

The non-resident fellowship is granted for a duration of 12 months and the successful candidate must be an ISA member by the start date. ISA encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.

All application materials must be submitted electronically to on or before January 15, 2015. The following materials are required for a completed application:

1. A cover letter that includes the applicant’s academic field, research topic and relevance to International Studies
2. A five-page (double-spaced, one inch margins) research proposal, not to exceed 1500 words
3. A current curriculum vitae
4. Evidence of Final Degree (e.g., notarized photocopy of degree)
5. Official graduate transcript
6. Two confidential letters of recommendation (one of which must be written by the Dissertation Committee Chair)

Please ensure that referees submit their letters on official letterhead directly via email to: on or before January 15, 2015. All applications must be in English. Incomplete applications will be not considered.

The 12-month stipend is $50,000 and it does not have an in-residence requirement. The successful applicant will spend 3/4th time (30 hours per week) pursuing their research project, and 1/4th time (10 hours per week) conducting research (remotely) on behalf of ISA. The ISA Executive Director will supervise the Fellow.

An ISA committee will evaluate applicants based on quality of the research proposal (intellectual merit and substantive importance of the topic), potential for making significant scholarly contributions, and promise of impact on the field. The successful applicant will be notified in April 2015.