Apply for a research scholarship to gain a deeper knowledge of today’s pressing scientific and social concerns in global sustainable development. To foster research and growth, Columbia University provides a Postdoctoral Research program. Applications for the 2024/2025 cohort are currently available.
This fellowship program offers innovative postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to establish a foundation in one of the Earth Institute’s core disciplines (social, earth, biological, engineering, and health sciences), while also acquiring the breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise required to address critical issues related to sustainable development.
To be eligible for the program, candidates must have received their doctoral degrees (Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.) within five years prior to the start of the appointment.
- All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before the start of the appointment.
- People holding current positions with rank above post-doctoral scientist are not eligible for appointment under university rules.
- Those holding current post-doc positions should contact our office to determine eligibility.
- The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
- EI Postdocs will receive an annual salary of $71,640. They are also awarded a research stipend of $12,000 over the two-year term for reimbursable expenses related to the appointment.
- These funds can be used for relocation and moving expenses, as well as for computer, travel, conference, journal, book, software, equipment, and other research costs.
- To apply to the program candidates must submit the following documents:
- Online Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Brief Personal History
- Research Proposal
- 3 Recommendation Letters
- Proposals may suggest participating in, contributing to, or extending existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute projects.
- Candidates are also encouraged to develop new, innovative projects that connect Earth Institute expertise.
- In addition to submitting the application and proposal, candidates are encouraged to identify and contact their desired multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e. two or more senior faculty members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia University with whom they would like to work during their appointment.