Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) hosts 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 Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and the Department of Politics. We expect that CSDP fellows will collaborate with our faculty or students on projects of mutual interest in addition to developing their independent research agendas on related topics.


We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion — fundamental to the success of our education and research mission.  This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.



Questions? Email [email protected] or call Daniel Rusnak, Assistant Director of CSDP, 609-258-6493.

Application Information

The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) is currently accepting visiting scholar/postdoc fellowship applications.

Fellowship applications should be submitted by Friday, December 1 (11:59pm EST) for full consideration. The application for each opportunity is available below:


Those who applied prior to the December 1st deadline can anticipate email notification of decisions in February-March. (The online application system allows three days to revise your application, and the system will automatically send the email links to references approximately 72 hours after submission of the application. Applicants who submit their complete applications by the deadline, but whose letters are received during the following seven days, will not be disadvantaged.)

CSDP welcomes this year’s fellows:

See a list of Previous CSDP fellows.