The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Academy Scholars Program, 2021-2022
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences or law with a command of the language and history or culture of countries or regions outside of the United States or Canada. 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 cultures or regions outside of the US or Canada 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. Scholars applying by the October 1, 2020 deadline for the August 2021 postdoctoral fellowships must have completed the PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2017.
Academy Scholars are appointed for a two-year, in-residence, postdoctoral fellowship at The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Academy Scholars receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire additional training in their chosen fields and areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.
Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $70,000. If selected before earning the PhD, the Scholar will receive an annual stipend of $35,000 until awarded the PhD or equivalent degree. The online application for the postdoctoral fellowships beginning in August 2021 is due by October 1, 2020. Finalist interviews will take place via Zoom on Friday,December 4, 2020. Notification of scholarships will be made in late December 2020. For complete information on how to apply and for access to the online application, please visit: https://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/programs/academy_scholar.
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1. Completing PhD or if completed, must have completed the PHD after September 30, 2017.
2. PHD must be in the Social Sciences
3. Work can be in any region of the World other than the US and Canada.
Additional Salary Information: In addition, $3K for research
About Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
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. The Harvard Academy was founded in 1986 on the initiative of Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Henry Rosovsky. The Harvard Academy is based on the premise that knowledge and understanding of other countries and cultures require a combination of rigorous disciplinary skill and deep area expertise. The Academy Scholars Program identifies and trains social scientists in area studies, focusing on non-Western areas of the world. Academy Scholars are supported by the Harvard Academy to undertake research and writing for two years at Harvard University. Each year the Harvard Academy receives over 500 applications for scholarships and selects four to six for two years in residence as Academy Scholars. They receive substantial stipends and support for their research and writing at Harvard.