Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships

2020-2021 Gilder Lehrman Center Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for its 2020-2021 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. We especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  

Fellowship Requirements 

Applicants MUST have received the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of their appointment. Both established and younger scholars are invited to apply. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in residence at Yale, to be active participants in the intellectual life of the GLC and the larger Yale community, and to acknowledge the support of the GLC and the MacMillan Center in publications and lectures that stem from research conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer one public presentation during their tenure at Yale and to record an audio interview for a podcast.


Location: New Haven, CT

Highest priority is given to applications that are fully complete by March 9, 2020.

To apply for our One-Month and Four-Month Fellowships, visit:

A complete application, including letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the Interfolio website. Do not mail application materials directly to the Center. Highest priority is given to applications that are fully complete by March 9, 2020.

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