Information for Applicants


To be considered for 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:

  • have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2014, but before beginning the fellowship;
  • be legally permitted to work in the United States or Canada between 2019 and 2021 during the fellowship;
  • submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
  • attend the program’s mandatory seminar to be held July 28 – August 3, 2019 at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Important Dates

  • September 2018: Fellowship application period opens.
  • January 4, 2019: Fellowship application deadline.
  • February-June 2019: CLIR will forward all qualified applicants’ information to relevant host institutions; each host institution conducts its own review process. The timeline and procedures for reviewing applications vary widely from institution to institution. For details, see Frequently Asked Questions.
  • June-September 2019: Fellowships begin (exact dates vary by institution).
  • July 28-August 3, 2019: All fellows must attend an intensive introductory seminar held at Bryn Mawr College.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password within the application system. A complete application consists of the following items:

  • a completed and submitted online application
  • a current curriculum vitae for the applicant
  • a document containing the applicant’s written response to a question about the ways research methodologies and/or the dissemination of scholarship in their fields have changed.
  • three names of reference providers and their contact information
  • graduate school transcripts

Further Information for Applicants

Additional questions about the application process or the program may be directed to