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 Department of Politics, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. 


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 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 by mid-October.  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. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, Visiting Research Scholar positions (for current faculty applying to spend their leave year with CSDP) for 2021-2022 have been suspended. We anticipate posting Visiting Scholar positions again for 2022-2023 in the fall of 2021.