WCEE Postdoctoral Fellowship (U-Mich)

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) at the University of Michigan invites scholars with a recent PhD in social sciences, humanities, public policy, and related fields with expertise in Ukraine and Ukrainian affairs to apply for a two-year WCEE Postdoctoral Fellowship, from August 2025 to July 2027.

WCEE Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to focus on their own research, participate in the center’s events, present at least one public lecture during their two-year fellowship, and teach one course per year at the University of Michigan while in full-time residency.


Eligibility is restricted to applicants who have obtained their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2023. Current doctoral candidates are eligible to apply but must have defended and filed their dissertations by July 31, 2025.


Fellowships carry an annual salary of $60,000 and up to $10,000 in research funds during the postdoctoral appointment. Fellowship recipients will be eligible for U-M health, dental, and life insurance options (beginning August 1, 2025 through July 31, 2027). Fellows have full access to U-M library resources.

Application Materials

Candidates should submit the following via Interfolio:

  • A research proposal (2000 words maximum) that describes your intellectual objectives and concrete plan for the fellowship duration
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A scholarly writing sample, such as a dissertation chapter or peer-reviewed journal article (50 pages maximum)
  • Teaching statement with potential course topics
  • DEI statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

To be assured full consideration, fellowship applications should be received by October 15, 2024, 11:59 PM EST. Successful applicants will be notified by December 2024.

Please contact the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia for additional information at weiseraward@umich.edu.