fellowships

Postdoctoral Research

All current fellowships have been awarded. Future opportunities will be posted
here as they become available.

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks up to three pre-tenured scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for a one-year, renewable postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. The scholars will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing on their own projects. They will also devote time to serving the intellectual life of the Danforth Center and the University through teaching one course per year and participating in the Center’s biweekly interdisciplinary seminar. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Please see here for the full description and application instructions.

Dissertation Completion

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics has decided to build on the strengths of its two-year postdoctoral program. To that end, it expanded its competition for the postdoctoral program, which will take the place, at least for this year, of the dissertation completion fellowships. We will not accept applications for dissertation completion fellowships until further notice offered on this website.

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis typically offers one or two fellowships to support completion of a dissertation on religion and politics in the United States. Fellows will spend the academic year in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. Most of their time will be devoted to research and writing on their dissertations. Fellows will be expected to share in the Center’s ongoing colloquium and some of its other programs. Please see here for the full description and application instructions.

Travel and Research Support

Independent of the two fellowship programs, the Center offers limited funding to Washington University undergraduate and graduate students for travel to academic conferences and research archives. For more information, please see here.