Postdoctoral Fellowship

Awarded to young scholars focused on research related to global hunger, poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation

About the Fellowship

Applications are closed for 2018.


Our postdoctoral fellowship is awarded to promising young scholars with a demonstrated ability to do innovative and rigorous work related to global hunger, poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation. Successful candidates are expected to lead projects of their own design, while also interacting with other faculty and students at FSE. We encourage candidates from both the social and natural sciences to apply. Successful applications will clearly identify how the proposed work relates to FSE priority areas. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working on the topics of (i) water resources as it relates to agriculture and food security or (ii) machine learning applications in food security and development.

Proposals received by Dec. 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. The position is for one year, at a competitive annual salary and benefits package, with the possibility for an extension, at the discretion of FSE. The target start date for candidates applying by Dec. 1, 2018 is fall 2019, though the exact start date depends on multiple factors.

About FSE: 

We address critical global issues of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating vital knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through:

  1. Data Science for Food Security
  2. Oceans and Food Security
  3. Tropical Oil Crops
  4. Climate Impacts and Adaptation
  5. Food, Nutrition, and Health
  6. Water Resources
  7. Crop and Livestock Systems
  • International students are welcome to apply.
  • We do not require a faculty sponsor.
  • All required documents are outlined in the application below. 

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.