Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Postdoctoral Scholarships, USA, 2018

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship for research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist position to begin July 2018.

The major aim  of this interdisciplinary experiment is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanistic and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behaviour.

The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience (PSSN) program aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary, collaborative research to advance our understanding of mind, brain, and behaviour.  The program fosters, and independently funds, direct communication and knowledge sharing between experts in the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences; thus creating a new paradigm for interdisciplinary university-sponsored research.

Type: postdoctoral programme.

Number of Scholarships: Up to three scholarships are available.

Field of Study: Scholarships are awarded within the School of Art and Science.

 Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Scholarship Value: The annual salary will be approximately $80,000, plus benefits.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Minimum Degree Required: PhD
Minimum Qualifications:All applicants must meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. Candidates must hold a doctoral-level degree (Ph.D., DPhil, EdD, JD, MD, etc.) by July 1, 2018, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2013. Candidates must have an established ability to do original research in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and/or humanities and to contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of the program.

Scholarships are awarded in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) Humanity, arts, or social science discipline? such as psychology, psychiatry, public health, law, history, economics, literature, political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts? and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) Neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.


How To Apply: The mode of application is online.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Writing Sample/Publication 1
  • Other Document 1

Application Form

Application Deadline:November 27, 2017.

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