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Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open27-Nov-2017
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AwardAmount up to USD 80,000 p.a
EligibilityApplicants having doctoral degree
Scholarship provider contact details

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Columbia University in the City of New York 511 Fayerweather Hall, MC 2509 1180 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027 Contact No.: (212) 854-7211 Email Id-

What is Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience 2018?

The Centre for Science and Society, Columbia University has announced the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience 2018. The applications are invited for the position of postdoctoral research scholar or scientist or associate research scholar or scientist from across the world. The objective is to train and foster a new generation of scholars with the capacity to advance understanding of the humanistic and social dimensions of mind, brain, and behavior.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible, an applicant must-

  • Hold a doctoral-level degree i.e. Ph.D., EdD, JD, MD, etc. in-
    • Humanities, arts, or social science disciplines such as psychiatry, psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, journalism, music and the arts and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research.
    • Neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

How can you apply ?

In order to apply, follow the steps given below-

Step 1- Click here for the application.
Step 2- Read all the details.
Step 4- Fill in all the details and submit.

Terms and Conditions

Documents required-

1. Cover letter.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Ph.D. Dissertation Abstract (if applicable).
4. Writing sample(s) totaling up to 30 pages (articles or book chapter preferred).
5. Proposal for an interdisciplinary research project (or projects) that build(s) on the applicant’s current disciplinary background and brings together an aspect of neuroscientific research with research in the arts, humanities, and/or social sciences.
6. Work sample or portfolio (if applicable – for applicants with a background in the arts).
7. Three letters of reference.

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Award details-

  • The scholars will get an annual salary of approximately USD 80,000, along with other benefits.
  • The scholars will be appointed in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University for a total of three years.
  • Renewal for the second and third years will be based on satisfactory performance of the scholars.​


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