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USC Berggruen Fellowship

University of Southern California Center on Science, Technology, and Public Life
Los Angeles, California
Closing date
Dec 1, 2022

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Position Type
General Anthropology
Full Time
Applied Anthropology
Organization Type
Level of Experience
Any level of experience considered

Job Details

In the academic year 2023-24, the Berggruen Institute and the USC Dornsife Center on Science, Technology, and Public Life will sponsor up to ten (10) fellowships at the University of Southern California.

The selected USC Berggruen Fellows will work on project(s) under at least one of the Berggruen’s key thematic areas of research: The Planetary, Future Humans, Future of Capitalism, and the Future of Democracy. The description of each project is here. Applicants should plan to apply to participate in and contribute to one of the specific projects listed below during their fellowship period.

USC Berggruen Fellows can be either academics or unattached intellectuals (for whom the Berggruen Fellowship may serve as a retreat from work in industry, government, or the arts) but above all must be committed to intellectual work of the highest quality. Applicants should have a terminal degree or commensurate research expertise in the appropriate field of study.

In addition to well-qualified individuals with independent projects, we also seek teams of scholars eager to come to the Berggruen Institute to work together on a shared project or theme. We are especially eager to support teams that include diverse or unusual institutional, professional, disciplinary and national backgrounds. Those applying as a team should each apply individually, and indicate that they would like to have their application considered in conjunction with the other scholars on their team.

The term of the fellowship is flexible. Stipend is commensurate with qualifications. For a full-year fellowship, Fellows with academic appointments will receive a stipend based on half of their annual academic year salary, up to $75,000 with the expectation that their home institution will make up the remainder. Fellows without sabbatical half-salary or a similar partial remuneration package can be paid up to $90,000 or more, depending on position and seniority. Fellows will be provided with $3,000 in research funds. Fellows from outside the Los Angeles area will be offered housing assistance and relocation subsidy.

Find out how to apply here. For any questions, contact Emily R. Anderson at


The USC Dornsife Center on Science, Technology and Public Life (STPL) generates a unique conversation among humanists, social scientists, and natural scientists about the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. Through public programming, research, and training, STPL fosters sustained reflection on the possibilities and limits of technological innovation.
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