The Harvard Academy Scholars Program, offered by Harvard University, warmly welcomes recent PhD recipients and doctoral candidates specializing in the social sciences. This prestigious program aims to nurture and empower exceptional scholars at the early stages of their careers. It specifically seeks individuals whose research not only demonstrates excellence within their respective disciplines but also showcases a profound understanding of languages, histories, or cultures pertaining to countries or regions beyond the borders of the United States or Canada.
Selected Academy Scholars have the extraordinary opportunity to receive comprehensive financial support, including a generous annual stipend of $75,000, along with other attractive benefits. This program provides a platform for these emerging scholars to further their academic pursuits and make a significant impact in their chosen fields. By fostering a strong connection between the social sciences and international perspectives, the Academy Scholars Program plays a crucial role in advancing knowledge and fostering cross-cultural understanding.
- Scholarship Sponsor(s): Harvard University/Academy
- Scholarship Type: Postgraduate Fellowships
- Host Institution(s): Harvard University
- Scholarship Worth: Up to $75,000 annual stipend + other benefits
- Study Level: PhD and Postdocs
- Number of Awards: 4 to 6 per year
- Nationality: Open to applicants of any nationality.
The eligibility criteria for these awards state that applicants must meet one of the following conditions:
- Hold a PhD or an equivalent doctoral degree obtained within two years of the August 1, 2024, start date.
- Be advanced doctoral candidates in the social sciences, nearing completion of their dissertation. For such candidates, it is necessary to provide official degree conferral documentation from their university registrar’s office by June 30, 2024, with the intended start date being August 1, 2024.
- Individuals who have previously held or completed another postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard are not eligible to apply for these awards.
Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will be granted a yearly stipend amounting to $75,000. This stipend will be further enhanced with additional funding to cover expenses related to conference and research travel, support for research assistants, and comprehensive health insurance coverage.
To apply for The Harvard Academy Scholars Program, follow these steps:
- Prepare all application materials as PDF documents, including the three letters of recommendation.
- Access the online application by visiting The Harvard Academy’s website and clicking on the “APPLY ONLINE” button.
- Submit all application materials through the online application portal.
- Ensure that your application is submitted before the deadline of September 22. Late applications will not be considered.
The completed application should include the following components:
- A cover letter, briefly outlining the applicant’s academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed research topic.
- Curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé, including a list of publications.
- Research proposal (maximum 2500 words), detailing intellectual objectives and the planned methodological and disciplinary approach.
- A copy of your PhD program transcript.
- Three letters of recommendation. These letters should be addressed to the “Selection Committee” and must be uploaded through the online application before the deadline.
Make sure to adhere to the application guidelines and submit all required materials in a timely manner to be considered for this prestigious program.
Application Deadline: September 22, 2023