Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017


Cornell University is accepting applications for the “Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship”. The fellowship is open to candidates from all areas of research and inquiry, who will be no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment. Cornell’s mission is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge, produce creative work, and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Six Presidential Fellowships will be awarded each year beginning in the 2017-2018 academic, Fellows will get $68,000 and also receive $5,000 annually for discretionary research expenses including travel.

Cornell University is an American private Ivy League and land-grant doctoral university located in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied.


Candidates from all areas of research and inquiry, who will be no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment, are eligible for this program.

How to Apply:

To be considered for the fellowship you must submit the following information

  • Candidate CV, including publication list.
  • One-two page description of proposed research that should include a clear statement of objectives and of the significance and expected impact of the proposed research if successful.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, including one from the candidate’s Ph.D. thesis advisor, to be sent directly to the lead faculty sponsor that provide detailed assessments of the candidate’s qualifications and the potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent research.
  • Additional letter(s) of support from Cornell lead (and secondary if applicable) faculty sponsor(s) including a brief statement of any financial and logistical support of the proposed research that will be provided by the sponsor(s).

Submitting Details:

The lead faculty sponsor(s) should forward all materials as a single file (pdf format required) to:

Financial Aid and Award Money:             

The stipend for appointments in the 2017-2018 academic year will be $68,000 plus full Cornell University employee fringe benefits.

Each Fellow also will be provided $5,000 annually for discretionary research expenses including travel.

Application Deadline: 

Application deadline of the fellowship program is October 1, 2017.

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Contact Information:

If you have questions about this program, please contact:
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
222 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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