Teachers College -- Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Funding Agency:
Columbia University

Teachers College, Columbia University, is the largest and most comprehensive graduate school of education in the United States.  Its programs span education, psychology and health fields.  Located in New York City, the College has a diverse culture, with minority students comprising over one-third of the student body.

The Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks to promote the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty at Teachers College.  The program does this by advancing the careers of individuals from groups in U.S. society that have been historically underrepresented in the academic profession.  It provides recent doctorate recipients the opportunity to develop a program of research and participate as an active community member in the life of a graduate research university.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.  In making awards under this program, Teachers College gives consideration especially to individuals who are either members of a federally recognized U.S. racial/ethnic minority group or have a federally recognized disability.  The selection program committee also takes into account a range of other factors related to increasing diversity at the College, such as socioeconomic background, research and teaching goals that emphasize diversity, and first-generation college graduates.

Applicant must hold an earned doctorate* in any area related to education; have a commitment to research and teaching in a field related to education; and have completed a doctorate in the last 3 years (no earlier than January 1, 2017).  Teachers College doctoral graduates are not eligible to apply. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.



Amount Description

The fellowship includes a $35,000 research stipend, $4,500 for teaching a course, research support of $5,000, free campus housing in a studio apartment (if desired), eligibility for low-cost student health insurance, and limited relocation costs.  

Funding Type



African American
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women of Color


Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 1, 2020