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The Harriman Institute of Columbia University invites applications for a Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship begins October 1, 2016, and is for the academic year 2016-17 (with a possible renewal for academic year 2017-18) and is open to scholars conducting research in Russian politics. The fellowship comes with a salary of $50,000/year (with benefits). This postdoctoral fellowship is provisional and contingent upon Harriman’s receipt of a grant.


The Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellow’s responsibilities would include conducting his/her own research and developing and coordinating a seminar on policy debates about Russia (AY 2016-2017 and with potential renewal in AY 2017-2018) with Professors Timothy Frye, Kimberly Marten and Alexander Cooley. Each Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area.


We encourage applications from Social Science disciplines. The applicant’s research must focus on Russian politics.

Fellowships are open to young scholars who received the Ph.D. in a relevant discipline between July 31, 2013 and August 31, 2016 and do not hold a tenure-track position.

Recipients must have completed all their Ph.D. requirements (completed and deposited the dissertation) by August 31, 2016.

Application Process

The following list of materials is required for all applicants:
·       Curriculum Vitae.
·       Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of the Harriman Institute.
·       A writing sample, such as an article or dissertation chapter.
·       Letters of recommendation: 2 letters of reference that include an evaluation of your research.
·       Previous Education: Indicate on your curriculum vitae each college and university you have attended, with the inclusive dates.

All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Institute on or before September 15, 2016.

Candidates may be invited for a phone interview. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

Awards will be announced no later than September 23, 2016.

Please send completed application materials by email in a single PDF file to Alla Rachkov
Letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the referees to by that same deadline. For questions, please contact Alla Rachkov at 212-854-9713.

For more information, please see

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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