In the Classroom

We offer a broad and diverse undergraduate curriculum focusing on the intertwined relationship between religion and politics across U.S. history, from the colonial era to the present. We also support early career scholars with fellowships that offer teaching and research opportunities at the Center.

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The Center supports junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates by offering postdoctoral fellowships at Washington University in St. Louis.

Ronit Stahl presents her research during her fellowship at the Center.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The residential postdoctoral fellowship is awarded for one year, renewable for the subsequent year. Postdoctoral research associates spend most of their time pursuing research and writing on their own projects. They also serve the intellectual life of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the University through teaching and participating in the Center’s biweekly interdisciplinary seminar.

The search for new postdoctoral fellows beginning July 1, 2024, is now complete. Please visit this page for future opportunities.

Please contact with any questions.

Travel And Research Support

Limited funding is available to Washington University undergraduate and graduate students for travel to academic conferences and research archives. For more information, please see here.

Dissertation Completion Fellowship

For information about our previously offered dissertation completion fellowship, including past fellows, please see here.