Fellowships (Visiting Scholars and postdoc fellowships)

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) hosts visiting scholars and/or post-doctoral or more senior research associates each academic year, whose work focuses on empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions.

CSDP fellows pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Department of Politics, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. CSDP scholars must be in residence at Princeton during the academic terms, and are expected to participate in the weekly CSDP seminars and related weekly research seminars in the Department of Politics, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events.



Questions? Email csdp@princeton.edu or phone Michele Epstein, Assistant Director of CSDP, 609-258-6493.

Application Information

CSDP is not currently accepting visiting scholar/postdoc fellowship applications. Those who applied prior to the deadline can anticipate email notification of decisions in February. We expect to be posting an invitation to apply for the next academic year in September.  Please note that The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) at Princeton University does not sponsor or host visiting scholars other than those selected for ten-month appointments through this annual competitive application process. CSDP hosts Visiting Scholars/post-docs (selected through this competitive application process) only for appointments from September 1 to July 1.