Yale Program in Agrarian Studies Fellowships


The Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale fosters the interdisciplinary study of agrarian societies, historically and across the world. We aim to be the crossroads for the best work in the humanities, the social sciences, environmental studies, and related professional fields that breathes new life into the study of farmers, agriculture, and rural society and captures the texture of lived experience as well contributing to theoretical and conceptual advances.

The Agrarian Studies Program will appoint two postdoctoral associates for the 2023-2024 academic year, chosen for the promise of their research. They are required to be in residence for the year, present a paper, and attend the weekly colloquium. Emerging as well as established scholars are encouraged to apply. We also receive applications from knowledgeable “activists” and “public intellectuals” whose work on rural life transcends the academy.

Graduate students who are working on their Ph.D.s may apply, but fellowship recipients must have completed their Ph.D. dissertations and present proof that they have received their Ph.D. degrees. Postdoctoral Associates are expected to be in residence in New Haven to take an active part in the intellectual exchange with other members of the Program.

The  first-stage application window for the 2024–2025 Postdoctoral Associates search is now open. See here for more information. The deadline for first-stage applications is January 3, 2024.

First-stage applications require a two-page proposal and a two-page CV. If more is submitted the selection committee will only read the first two pages of each of these two documents.

Applicants short-listed for the second-stage will be asked to send no more than 25 pages of a writing sample and two letters from their referees. 

All inquiries should be addressed to:

Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University

Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520-8206, USA

Campus address: 230 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Tel 203.432.9833| Email agrarian.studies@yale.edu

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Application date
1 academic year
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, Archaeology, Architecture and urbanism, Arts and Art history, Classical Studies, History, Literature, Digital humanities and big data, Philosophy, Theology and religion
Social sciences