Course(s) Offered: Social sciences and history
Course Level: Graduate Fellowship (Doctoral Research)
Provider: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Country to Study in: USA
IMPORTANT: The Academy Graduate Fellows portion of The Harvard Academy Scholars Program ended in Academic Year 2014–2015. Thus the scholarship article below is outdated. For the current article on the same scholarship by Harvard University, see Harvard Academy Scholars Program.
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies sponsors the Academy Scholars Program and the Academy Graduate Fellows Program.
The Academy Graduate Fellows Program offers a dissertation completion year at the Academy for Harvard University doctoral students in the social sciences and history working in non-Western cultures or regions.
The Academy appoints Graduate Fellows in its Academy Graduate Fellows Program to join the Harvard Academy Scholars in undertaking outstanding research in the social sciences in non-Western areas of the world.
Doctoral candidates in GSAS in the social sciences and history whose work focuses on non-Western countries or regions are eligible for the Harvard Academy Graduate Fellowship. They may later apply to be a Harvard Academy Scholar, though their year as a Graduate Fellow will count as one of 2 years as a Harvard Academy Scholar.
Academy Graduate Fellows are full-time doctoral students at Harvard University who have completed all coursework and examinations and most of their research.
Citizens of ANY country (who are Harvard Graduate Students)
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, University of Harvard; USA
Fields of study
Harvard University offers in social sciences and history at
Number of awards
Four Graduate Fellows will be appointed next year
Two (2) years (of which one is a dissertation completion year)
The Harvard Academy identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences, including history, 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.
Academy Graduate Fellows receive the Fellowship as their dissertation completion year. They join 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 research careers.
Method of Application
There is no application form. The supporting materials, as listed on the official website (link to it is below), are required for a complete application.
Please do not staple materials. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.
Applications for the next class of Academy Fellows are due October 1 each year.
Founded in 1984, the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies is dedicated to increasing our knowledge of the culture, history, and institutions of the world's major regions and countries. To accomplish this goal, it sponsors the Academy Scholars Program, organizes seminars and conferences, and supports Harvard faculty research and publications.
Academy Graduate Fellows are full-time doctoral students at Harvard University who have completed all coursework and examinations and most of their research. They receive the Fellowship as their dissertation completion year. They join 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 research careers.
Application Deadline: 1 October every year
Open for International Applicants: Yes
Further Scholarship Information and Application
Further Scholarship Information and Application(Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Website)
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