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Harvard University
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Postgraduate fellowship

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_450843
Date Posted: 08/20/2014
Date Inactve: 10/01/2014
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postgraduate fellowship
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, MA, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Keywords:
Postdoctoral fellowship
International and Area Studies
Salary Range: $67,000.00

Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

The Harvard Academy Scholars Program
2015-2016

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, whose 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 PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD 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 PhD 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 University 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 University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

Post-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and pre-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. Applications for the 2015-2016 class of Academy Scholars are due by October 1, 2014. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on November 21. Notification of Scholarships will be made in December, 2014. For complete information on how to apply visit:
www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy.

Application Requirements

  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 10/01/2014

Application Instructions

How to Apply

Applications for the next class of Academy Scholars are due October 1 each year. There is no application form. The following materials are required for a complete application:

a current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (include 3 copies)
a statement of the applicant's proposed research–usually, preparing the dissertation for publication or completion–including intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work (no more than 2,500 words; include 3 copies)
an official copy of each graduate transcript
three letters of recommendation
a cover letter which succinctly states the applicant's academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed or actual research topic (include 3 copies)

Please do not staple materials. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Finalists will be invited to Cambridge for interviews with the Senior Scholars on November 21, 2014.

Reference Instructions:

Letters of recommendation should either accompany the application or mailed separately to the Harvard Academy.

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