Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University, USA

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University: The Digital Civil Society Lab invites applications for the 2024-25 cohort of postdoctoral fellows. The application cycle opens on November 16, 2023, and closes on January 15, 2024.

The Digital Civil Society Lab offers 1-year appointments (renewable once, totaling two years) as postdoctoral fellows at Stanford University. Fellows will be primarily affiliated with the Digital Civil Society Lab and potentially cross-affiliated with a Stanford University department or school, depending on their disciplinary focus.

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Area: Digital Civil Society
Location: Stanford University, Stanford, California
Eligibility/Qualification: PhD in hand by July 1, 2024 (earned after September 1, 2021)
Last Date for Apply: January 15, 2024

The annual fellowship stipend is $75,000, accompanied by standard benefits for Stanford University postdoctoral fellows, including health insurance and travel funds. The fellowship program operates under U.S. Immigration J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa activities.

We welcome applicants from diverse disciplines including social sciences, humanities, law, computer science, and engineering.

The fellowship commences in September 2024, contingent upon having a PhD in hand by July 1, 2024. Applicants must have earned their PhD no earlier than September 1, 2021.

We encourage applications from candidates across disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, law, computer science, and engineering.


Digital technologies are reshaping civil society and democracy. The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) seeks to understand and inform civil society in a digitally dependent world. Our research spans organizations, technology, policy, and values, addressing challenges and opportunities presented by digital infrastructures.

DCSL fellows are expected to fully participate in biweekly seminars at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and contribute to teaching the Digital Civil Society seminar. Lab activities, such as speaker series and workshops, may also require fellows’ contributions.

The Lab is an initiative of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), led by Lucy Bernholz and Angèle Christin.


  • November 16, 2023: Application period opens
  • January 15, 2024: Application period closes
  • February, 2024: Interviews with shortlisted candidates
  • March, 2024: Offers extended to finalist(s)

How to Apply

To be considered for a postdoctoral fellowship, submit an application via the online application portal. Required documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, fellowship proposal, writing sample, graduate transcript, and two names for letters of recommendation.

For more information about the Digital Civil Society Lab, visit this link. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Abella at

Last Date for Apply: 15 January 2024. APPLY NOW



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