The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan sponsors a two-year fellowship that supports multidisciplinary research on the broad historical, political, economic, and societal conditions under which democracy and autocracy either emerge and endure or falter and fail.
WCED Postdoctoral Fellows focus on their own research, participate in occasional WCED workshops and events, and present at least one public lecture during their two-year fellowship, while in full-time residence at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A teaching opportunity may be possible during the second year of the fellowship, if desired.
We are not currently accepting applications for the WCED Postdoctoral Fellowship. A new competition will be announced in 2021 for the 2022-24 fellowship positions.