Harvard University research fellowship for non-Western social science

Deadline: 01/10/2010
Open to: recent PhD recipients; applicants for doctoral studies
Scholarship: $48,000

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.


* The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality. They work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.
* Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a Ph.D. should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a Ph.D. longer than 3 years at the time of application are ineligible.


Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.


*Pre-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000.
*Post-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $48,000.


* Aplication: October 1, 2010
* Finalist interview: December 6, 2010 in Cambridge
* Notification of Scholarships: January 2011

For more information contact:

* Kathleen Hoover, Program Coordinator: khoover@wcfia.harvard.ed
* Laurence H. Winnie, Executive Officer: lwinnie@wcfia.harvard.edu


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