Weatherhead Scholars Program Postdoctoral Fellowship

Harvard University


Title Weatherhead Scholars Program Postdoctoral Fellowship
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Position Description The Weatherhead Scholars Program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowships to join its annual cohort of 20-25 members, comprised of postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and practitioner fellows. These one-year fellowships aim to support postdoctoral scholars who have recently completed their PhD, and is intended to facilitate research in the social sciences on international, comparative, transnational, and global issues.
The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs accepts five to ten postdoctoral fellows each academic year (late August to mid-May) through the Weatherhead Scholars Program. There is funding available for some but not all of the candidates. For 2024–25, we are pleased to announced the following funded one-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunities:
1) The Raphael Morrison Dorman fellowship supports up to four postdoctoral fellows annually (stipend plus health insurance).
2) The Hicham Alaoui Postdoctoral Fellowship to support research on the Middle East/North Africa region and/or climate change. One academic-year fellowships will be awarded in 2023–2024, 2024–2025, and 2025–2026 (stipend plus health insurance).
3) Occasionally additional fellowship funding is available from the Weatherhead Center, which will be rolled into the normal selection process when applicable.

Funded postdoctoral fellows will receive a stipend of $65,000, payable over twelve months. Fellowships for the 2024-2025 academic year begin in August 2024. If an applicant has received external funding to support their postdoctoral activities, please note this in the application cover letter.
Basic Qualifications Eligible applicants must have recently completed their PhD in sociology, anthropology, history, economics, psychology, public policy, political science, environmental science, statistics, or related fields within the past three calendar years. PhD degree/diploma must be conferred prior to fellowship start date. An electronic PDF copy of doctoral degree verification is required for candidates who have received their degree within one year of the effective start date – either a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution or a letter from the institution’s registrar is acceptable. Such documentation should state that all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed and should verify the date the degree has been or will be conferred. The duration of each fellowship is one academic year.
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Contact Information Erin Goodman
Director, Weatherhead Scholars Program
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard University
Contact Email [email protected]
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Minimum Number of References Required 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 2
Keywords International, global, diplomacy, trade, security

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