Center for Presidential History

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Every year, as part of its mission to support promising new research on the American presidency, the CPH hosts postdoctoral fellows.

These one-year fellowships (renewable for a second year) provide a junior scholar with time and resources to complete their book manuscript, as well as the opportunity to enhance their overall scholarly profile by participating in the Collective Memory Project and the overall life of the CPH.

Each postdoctoral fellow contributes to and participates in the work of the Collective Memory Project in unique ways.  Fellows' work will include some combination of the following:

  • Leading a silo within the overall Collective Memory Project, on a subject within the Fellow's expertise.  This includes conceptualizing the topic, issuing invitations to potential interviewees, and leading the interviews.  Travel is often required for these interviews
  • Participating in interviews led by other members of the CPH team, either as a secondary interviewer, or as film and tech support.
  • Post-interview tasks, including editing transcriptions, preparing film for the editing process, and other related tasks.
  • Developing skills within the burgeoning field of Digital Humanities, including working with the CPH website, learning the markup language of XML, and more.

Click here for more information on how to apply for the 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship.