NYU Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity


New York University’s (NYU) scholarly community actively engages a global world. Bringing individuals to NYU who reflect diverse identities, perspectives and experiences enhances our scholarly community and institutional standing. It also helps us to create a supportive, intellectually challenging and inclusive environment in which to live, work and learn.

To that end, the NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports promising scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose life experience and research background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU. This program offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all fields. Postdoctoral scholars receive mentoring from NYU faculty, and extensive professional development, and academic networking opportunities.


NYU will award up to six in-residence fellowships in 2024. Appointments are for two years, beginning in September, 2024 and ending in August, 2026.  Fellows teach a maximum of one course per semester, participate in school and departmental activities, and have mentorship opportunities to prepare them for an academic career. Teaching at another institution and outside employment during the fellowship is prohibited.

Compensation and Allowances

Fellows will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $62,000 nine-month salary; a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.


NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open to all areas of study represented at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2024; or
  2. Professionals transitioning to academic careers in a field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree.

If offered the fellowship, any Foreign National recipients without independent (not employer based) U.S. work authorization may be sponsored for and must be eligible for a J-1 visa. Participation in the fellowship would be contingent upon visa approval, issuance, and admittance to the U.S., (as applicable) to engage in the fellowship program.

Priority is given to candidates who do not currently hold postdoctoral fellowships or traineeships. As part of its selection process, our selection committee looks for evidence of superior scholarly achievement (honors, awards, publications), commitment to research and teaching that value and enhance diversity, and promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers.

Application Instructions

Required application materials include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research and goals; (3) a personal statement detailing reasons for applying for the fellowship; (4) three letters of recommendation; (5) one of the following: A dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how your professional experience prepares you for a faculty position (non-Ph.D. terminal degree holders); and (6) candidate information form. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to research the NYU website and identify 1 to 2 faculty members who may serve as strong mentors. Names of potential mentors can be noted on the “candidate information form”.

All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by December 13, 2023.

Application date
2 academic years
Social sciences
Citizen Sciences