… the Davis Center fellowship struck the perfect balance between intellectual stimulation and fellowship, on the one hand, and the peace and quiet to think and write, whether in my exceptionally well set-up office or in the remarkable Firestone library.”

Polly Jones, Davis Fellow 2011-12, University of Oxford.

For two academic years, 2022-23 and 2023-24, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of Environment and Climate. Our next topic, for 2024–2025 and 2025–2026, is on Truth and Information.

Fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold full time academic positions, and who are expected to return to those positions at the conclusion of their Fellowship. Verification of employment and salary will be requested prior to approval by the Dean of the Faculty. Ph.D. required.

To apply for a visiting position, please visit our Fellowship Information page. The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation for fellowships for 2024-2025 is December 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, cover letter, research proposal, research title, abstract of proposal, and contact information for three references.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Applications for 2024-25 fellowships are due December 1, 2023. Letters of recommendations are due by December 10.

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