Scholars-at-Risk Postdoctoral Fellowship at American University for Ukrainian Scholars 2022-23

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level PostDoc
  • Eligible Region/Countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 42086
  • Funding Type Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

American University is a student-centered research institution in Washington, DC, with highly ranked schools and colleges, internationally recognized staff, and a track record of bringing about positive change in the world. Their students stand out for their commitment to service, leadership, and the capacity to rethink global and local issues and possibilities.
The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is offering a Scholar-at-Risk Fellowship to a scholar pursuing academic or research work in Ukraine that has been disrupted by the conflict or geopolitical crisis. This fellowship is going to be started in August 2022 and will last for the entire academic year 2022-2023.
On top of that, this grant is meant to assist a scholar’s academic and research activities in Ukraine. Ukrainian scholars have a strong track record of performance in these fields, and if they stay in Ukraine, they may incur personal risk or be unable to advance their work.

Scholars-at-Risk Postdoctoral Fellowship Brief Details

Offered by: American University.
Host country:  Washington, D.C, United States
Salary: Not Specified
Areas of Research: Sociology, Anthropology, and Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, as well as Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, and Other Humanities
Employment Level: Fellowship.
Employment Type: Full time
Deadline: The application evaluation will start immediately and go on until the post is filled.
Eligible Nationalities: Ukranians


  • The fellow will receive up to $3,000 each year for research-related expenses, as well as a one-time stipend of $2,000 (before taxes) to help with travel expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

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    • Candidates must have a Ph.D. or another doctoral degree in their area of specialization before August 2022.
    • During the fellowship period, the incumbent is expected to teach two courses as well as conduct research with an AU faculty mentor.
    • The fellow will be expected to attend college and university events.
    • All faculties in the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply.
    • It is critical to be skilled in English teaching.
    • There is no need for papers or worksheets.

Required Documents

  • A letter of application outlining the candidate’s research and teaching interests.
  • An updated curriculum vitae or CV.
  • Names of three people who are familiar with the candidate’s work and are willing to serve as references and write letters if needed.
  • Copies of recently published papers or ongoing papers in electronic format.

How to Apply?

If you find yourself eligible and would like to be considered for a slot then apply through apply now button below where you will directed to the application.

  • Fill out your personal information
  • Provide all the necessary documents
  • Wait for your results to be announced to your email

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Candidates are not required to reach out to potential AU mentors ahead of time. If you have any questions, please contact Haely Jardas, Special Assistant to the Dean, at 202-885-2446 (please leave a message and allow two business days for a response) or [email protected]

If you need more information, kindly visit the American University’s official website.


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