Perry World House Global Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


Perry World House’s Postdoctoral Fellows help link the University of Pennsylvania to the global policy community through research, publication, student engagement, and public programming.

We will bring 2-3  postdoctoral fellows to campus for the 2024-2025 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We are seeking excellent scholars who study global affairs and have interests in interdisciplinary outreach and policy relevance. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work engages global policy discussions on climate change and the environment, international peace and security, emerging technologies, global health, human rights, and the Indo-Pacific region.


Applications are welcome from scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees (including a J.D. in the case of applicants focused on international legal regimes), or who expect to complete their degree by June 2024.


Postdoctoral fellows will pursue their own research as well as participate in the intellectual life of Perry World House. Fellows will be expected to give a presentation during the academic year, publish policy relevant scholarship related to Perry World House research initiatives, and attend regularly scheduled seminars and workshops. They will also be expected to contribute to the intellectual environment of Perry World House, including working with Perry World House’s Undergraduate Student Fellows. Perry World House will provide an intellectual community, mentorship, professional guidance, and introduce each postdoctoral fellow to related faculty and leaders of centers and institutes at the University of Pennsylvania

Upon provision of and contingent upon proof of conferral of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, all postdoctoral fellow positions pay a stipend of $65,000 plus relevant fees and health insurance. The position also provides $4,000 in research support.

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed starting December 4th, 2023. To receive full consideration, applications and letters of recommendation should be received by that date. 

To apply, please go to: .  Applicants will be asked to complete a short form as well as upload a cover letter, CV/resume, one-page research statement, writing sample, unofficial graduate school transcript (only required for current graduate students), and the name of one or more faculty members at Penn whom you would be interested in having as a mentor. We will also ask for the name and email address of three letter writers who can submit a letter of recommendation.

If you have questions, please email

Date de candidature
1 année académique
Humanités : Anthropologie & Ethnologie, Numérique, Big Data
Sciences sociales : Démographie, Droit, Economie, Géographie, Gestion et administration publique, Identités, genre et sexualités, Relations internationales, Science politique, Sciences environnementales, Sociologie