Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 7/25/2023

University Center for Human Values -- Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships

The University Center for Human Values invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for academic year 2024-25. Fellows devote an academic year in residence to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. This full-time visiting program is open to scholars in all disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. For 2024-25, the Center's designated research theme is Criminal Justice, but scholars need not work on Criminal Justice to apply. We anticipate that roughly half of the fellowships awarded for 2024-25 will fall within the research theme and welcome applications for research projects in any area of human values, broadly defined. We welcome applications from scholars from a variety of disciplines for both our theme and non-theme fellowships.

For those proposing research on the theme of Criminal Justice, we are especially interested in research which may critically analyze underlying values in the philosophy and practice of criminal justice; evaluate institutional formations and policy proposals in light of those values; and explore the roles played by race, ethnicity, gender, and other factors in the differential ways that criminal justice is conceived and carried out in specific contexts. 

For thematically relevant applications, please state this explicitly and describe the relevance of the research to the theme. In assessing each application, we look for the potential of applicants to contribute to and benefit from a research community that draws together scholars who work in and across different disciplines.

Fellows are expected to reside in or around Princeton or demonstrate to the program's satisfaction the ability to be on campus daily and on short notice. Fellows are expected to pursue their own research and to be active contributors to the intellectual life of UCHV. This includes participating in a weekly seminar to discuss work in progress. Candidates must have a doctorate or equivalent professional degree and a strong record of research publications appropriate to their career stage. Typically, Fellows hold faculty positions at other universities or colleges; in exceptional cases, we consider applications from independent scholars when there is a high level of scholarly achievement. This is not a postdoctoral fellowship program and we do not generally consider candidates who will have held the Ph.D. for less than two years at the time of appointment.

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2023

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The fellowship extends from September 1 to June 1. Fellows receive a stipend paid in nine equal installments. Ordinarily, home institutions provide a portion of their salaries in addition to benefits, although this is not a requirement. Independent scholars are eligible to apply.

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