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Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The Program

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University aspires to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. Central to this mission is the Watson Postdoctoral Fellows Program, an effort to galvanize the careers of young social scientists conducting research related to the Institute’s three core thematic areas: development, governance, and security. Participants in this program will join an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in theoretically and substantively important research addressing the most pressing global issues of our time. Fellows receive two years of support, to be taken within a three-year period, with the expectation that they will pursue research and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute. Fellows will also teach one course per year in the Institute or in an affiliated Brown University social science department.

The Watson fellows program is led by Faculty Director J. Nicholas Ziegler, assisted by Program Coordinator Hayden Reiss.

How to apply

The application is now open and we will be accepting applications until October 16th. Application requirements and the application itself can be found on Interfolio here: http://apply.interfolio.com/67272

Please contact watson_applications@brown.edu with questions about the application process. 


Watson Fellows convene once a month during each semester to present and discuss work in progress. Participation in the monthly seminar is by invitation only. Public events featuring the work of Watson post-doctoral scholars are advertised on the Institute’s event page.

Current Fellows