Postdoctoral fellowships

The Einaudi Center awards postdoctoral fellowships in the areas of foreign policy, security, and diplomacy. We seek to attract outstanding scholars whose work demonstrates excellence in the social sciences or humanities and addresses questions of lasting importance. 

Fellows are expected to conduct research; produce publications; interact with students and faculty; give a public lecture; teach an  undergraduate course in the spring semester; and contribute to the intellectual life of the center. A member of the center's Foreign Policy Forum will serve as a mentor during the fellowship.

The fellowship begins in August with a term of one year. The fellow must be in residence at Cornell in Ithaca, New York. The center provides office space and access to Cornell's facilities. The stipend is $45,000, and the fellow is eligible for employee benefits, including health insurance.

To Apply

Applicants should include a cover letter that describes their research interests, a separate 1-2 page research proposal, and a CV, and should arrange to have two referees submit letters of recommendation. Please submit your application electronically by January 4, 2016 to

Hirokazu Miyazaki, Director of the Einaudi Center and Professor of Anthropology, chairs the selection committee. Preference will be given to a recent recipient of a doctoral degree. Finalists may be asked to participate in a telephone/Skype interview. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer, and we strongly encourage applications from woman and minority candidates.

Please email any inquiries to the Einaudi Center's Director of Programming, Heike Michelsen, at


2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow

Una Bergmane, Ph.D. - History, Sciences Po Paris


2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellows

Dawn Alexandrea Berry, Ph.D. - History, University of Oxford

Lisel Hintz, Ph.D. - Political Science, George Washington University


2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellows

Eliza Gheorghe, Ph.D. - International Relations, University of Oxford

Jamie Miller, Ph.D. - History, University of Cambridge


2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellows

Daniel Bessner, Ph.D. - History, Duke University

Javier Osorio, Ph.D. - Political Science, University of Notre Dame