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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Since 2015-2016 the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies supports a number of postdoctoral fellowships, intended to offer one year’s support to recent Ph.D. graduates of the Northwestern History Department in order to help them to advance their research and publication agenda, as well as gain additional teaching and work experience. The fellowship is open to historians who have gained their PHD within the three years prior to the fellowship year. For more information see the left-hand banner and click on  Postdoctoral Fellowship Application.

The Chabraja Postdoctoral Fellows together with the graduate Breen and Quinn Fellows form a small, but significant CCHS scholarly community, which meets regularly at the Center (see People).


The Center, jointly with the Material History Laboratory of the History Department,  conducted a GLOBAL SEARCH (open to candidates worldwide) for  a postdoctoral scholar in African material history.

Chabraja Postdoctoral Scholar in African Material History

Chabraja Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships
Chabraja Postdoctoral Fellowships in Public Service


Chabraja CCHS Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships
Chabraja History Department Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships
Chabraja Postdoctoral Fellowships in Public Service


This year we will have an exceptional number of postdoctoral fellows in collaboration with the History Department and other institutions, such as the Newberry Library and the online publication Public Books. The teaching postdocs are offering small "re-entry seminars" to help undergraduates move from remote learning to in-person classes.

Chabraja CCHS Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowships (History 200 seminars)
 Chabraja History Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship (History 200 seminar
Chabraja Postdoctoral Fellowships in Public Service
Chabraja Newberry Library Postdoctoral Fellowship