Klarman Fellowships in Cornell University's College of Arts & Sciences 2019, USA


October 15, 2019


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About the Fellowships


The Klarman Fellowships in Cornell University's College of Arts & Sciences provide postdoctoral opportunities to early-career scholars of outstanding talent, initiative and promise. The premier program offers the Fellows independence from constraints of particular grants, enabling the recipients to devote themselves to frontline, innovative research without being tied to specific outcomes or teaching responsibilities.

Recipients may conduct research in any discipline in the College, including the natural, quantitative, and social sciences, humanistic inquiry, and the creative arts as well as emerging, cross-cutting fields that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and hold particular promise for broader impact. The Fellows will be selected from a global pool of applicants based on their research accomplishments, potential for future contributions and alignment of scholarly interests with those of potential faculty mentors in Arts & Sciences. The candidates will also be assessed on how their work can benefit from and contribute to the momentum in strategic research areas in the College.

The Klarman Fellowships are made possible by Seth Klarman, a 1979 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Beth Schultz Klarman. Seth Klarman is CEO of the Boston-based Baupost Group, LLC, and Beth Klarman is president of The Klarman Family Foundation.

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Klarman Fellowships are conferred to emerging researchers of exceptional promise in any of the disciplines in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University. Qualified candidates demonstrate the capacity for original thought combined with the intellectual rigor and discipline to investigate their ideas in meaningful ways. A tenure-track or tenured faculty member holding a current appointment in the College of Arts & Sciences must agree to serve as the faculty host for the candidate, as confirmed by a host faculty letterat the time of application. The faculty host agrees to mentor and support the candidate, if selected, throughout the entire Fellowship period. It is the applicants’ responsibility to identify and communicate with potential hosts well ahead of the application deadline. Additionally, each applicant should arrange for letters of reference to be submitted by three referees, one of whom would normally be the applicant’s primary doctoral advisor.

Eligibility. Awardees must have earned the doctoral degree within two years of beginning the Klarman Fellowship. Candidates with more than two years of postdoctoral experience, and those who received their PhD from Cornell or have held any position at Cornell for more than six months (at the time of application) are not eligible. Awardees may not simultaneously hold any other paid or unpaid position during the term of the appointment. Prior to the start of the Fellowship, candidates will be asked to provide proof that their doctoral degree has been conferred.

Terms of the Fellowship

  • Typically, six Klarman Fellows are appointed each year.
  • Klarman Fellows are appointed for a period of three years, subject to the faculty sponsor’s annual evaluation of scholarly progress.
  • Fellowship start date is negotiable between 1 July and 1 September 2020. 
  • Candidates are notified of selection decisions from mid-December 2019 to mid-January 2020. Cornell University also publishes an announcement of awardees in the spring.
  • Klarman Fellows are provided an annual stipend of $75,000, plus Cornell benefits. 
  • In addition to the annual stipend, Klarman Fellows are provided with an annual research fund of $12,000.
  • Teaching may be allowed by prior agreement as part of the fellowship, specifically if it supports the professional development of a Klarman Fellow. 

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Publish Date
August 19, 2019