Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Postdoc Opportunities

Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The Watson Institute offers a range of postdoctoral opportunities for outstanding young scholars in the social sciences. The aims of the program are to support participants in their own research, enhance their interdisciplinary literacy and contribute to meaningful and enduring collaborative exchange.

Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI²) Research and Training Seed Grant Program

HI² Research and Training Seed Grants are designed to help fund innovation-driven approaches to increasing the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response, and post-emergency reconstruction. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration between academics and practitioners. 

Now Accepting Applications Through December 15, 2016.

India Initiative Graduate and Postdoctoral Research, Internships or Language Training 

Graduate funding can be used for three purposes: research, internships, and language training.  Proposals for either exploratory or advanced dissertation research will be considered. The first will cover the early years of graduate program; the second will facilitate completion of the dissertation.  Internships will be with projects underway at partner institutions, some of these could include Janaagraha (Bangalore), Centre for Public Policy Research (Delhi), Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (Delhi), Center for Studies in Social Sciences, (Kolkata), National Council of Applied Economic Research (Delhi), Centre for Policy Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore).  Language training will be for accelerated programs of language instruction. (American Institute of Indian Studies (Delhi) can assist in locating a center for specific language training.)  
Other creative ideas are also welcome.  

Racial Inequality Postdoctoral Fellowship

Brown University invites applications for the two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. We seek ascholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post 1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.