Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows

We encourage early career scholars to pursue a career in academia by supporting their postdoctoral work at Princeton.

This program recognizes and supports outstanding scholars primed to make important contributions in their fields. By bringing together scholars across science, engineering, social science, and the humanities, the program allows them to deepen their disciplinary expertise while testing out new ideas from other disciplines. These scholars contribute to the University’s excellence and its diversity, broadly defined. The program aims to appoint an average of twelve postdoctoral fellows per year, each holding a one-year appointment renewable for a second year.

Nomination Process

Candidates must be nominated by a member of the Faculty who will serve as their sponsor or PI. All assistant, associate, and full professors may nominate a candidate and serve as their sponsor/PI. A call for nominations, along with the guidelines of the program and instructions for submitting a nomination, is distributed annually.

Program Contacts

Current Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellows

2023-24 Cohort

2022-23 Cohort

2021-22 Cohort