Postdoctoral Associates

Terms and Conditions

The fellowship year normally lasts from August 20 to May 15. All fellows are expected to be free of commitments that would prevent them from devoting themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal and to live in residence within ten miles of the Yale campus.

Financial Support

Stipends for Post-doctoral associates range between $48,000 and $55,000 (depending on teaching duties) plus health benefits (if needed).


Fellows are expected to live within a 10-mile radius of campus. In some cases, the Institute provides additional grants toward housing for the fellowship year. Fellows may apply for research funds, and the Institute will reimburse reasonable moving expenses.

Fellows commit themselves to meet weekly in the ISM Colloquium, then with their cohort at weekly Fellows lunches, and they are asked to share their work in at least one public presentation per semester. One presentation during the year will be a public lecture, while the other may be work-in-progress shared in the smaller, less formal gathering of fellows.


Post-doctoral associates are expected to teach. Courses are proposed as part of the application process and are reviewed by the relevant department. Post-doctoral associates may teach no more than one course per term.

Courses taught need not be newly created for Yale, but may be one previously taught by the applicant at other academic institutions. Courses are proposed as part of the application and are reviewed by the appropriate department or school. Fellows may also be invited to lecture in classes taught by Yale faculty throughout the year.


Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.