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    Mary Arnstein


    The Harriman Institute of Columbia University invites applications for a Russian Politics postdoctoral fellowship. This fellowship is for the academic years 2019-21 and is open to scholars conducting research in Russian politics. The fellowship will cover a 21-month period beginning October 1, 2019, and comes with a salary of $50,000/year (plus benefits). This postdoctoral fellowship is provisional and contingent upon the Harriman Institute’s receipt of a grant. Requirements The Russian Politics Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for developing and coordinating the policy seminars(AY 2019-2020 and AY 2020-2021) with Professors Timothy Frye, Joshua Tucker (NYU), Elise Giuliano, and Alexander Cooley. The Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area. Eligibility We encourage applications from Social Science disciplines. The applicant’s research must focus on Russian politics. Fellowships are open to junior scholars who have received a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from July 31, 2016, to June 30, 2019, and do not hold a tenure-track position. Recipients must complete all Ph.D. requirements (dissertation defended and deposited) by August 30, 2019. Application Process  The following materials are required of all applicants:

    • Curriculum Vitae.
    • Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of the Harriman Institute.
    • Writing sample, such as an article or dissertation chapter.
    • Letters of recommendation: 2 letters of reference that include an evaluation of your research.
    • Previous Education: Indicate on your curriculum vitae each college and university you have attended with the inclusive dates. All application materials (including letters of reference) must be received by the Harriman Institute on or before August 18, 2019.Candidates may be invited for a phone/Skype interview. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential. Awards will be announced no later than September 3, 2019. Please send completed application materials by email in a single PDF file to Xan Faber to Letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the referees to Ms. Faber by that deadline. For questions, please contact Xan Faber at 212-854-6219. For more information about the Harriman Institute, please see

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