Brown University invites applications for its 2023-25 Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships, a two-year program designed to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups) who show promise as innovative scholars. The fellows’ research interests must align with an existing academic program or institute at Brown University.

Program Overview

Successful candidates will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program. This postdoctoral fellowship is not renewable beyond year two.


Scholars with a Ph.D. in the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, humanities, and social sciences will be considered.  Candidates  will be considered if their dissertation is completed by July 1, 2023. We are interested in scholars who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The cover letter should include a description of your research and teaching interests, your work and interest in diversity and inclusion. You should also identify the academic department(s) and/or institute(s) in which you would like to work. Priority review will be given to applicants who apply by February 1, 2023. Please submit application materials at

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Application deadline: February 1, 2023

Date posted: December 29, 2022