1 October 2020
Academy Scholars Program
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.
Each year, four to six Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Africa Studies
- Asia Studies
- Central Asia Studies
- East Asian Languages and Civilizations
- Eastern Europe Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- History of Science—outside of the US or Canada
- Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
- International Relations
- Latin American and Iberian Studies
- Middle East Studies
- Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
- Political Economy and Government
- Political Science
- Public Policy
- Russia Studies
- Slavic Languages and Civilization
- Social Policy
- Social Studies
- South Asia Studies
- Southeast Asia Studies
- Ukraine Studies
- Western Europe Studies
- Women, Gender, & Sexuality—outside of the US or Canada
Note: For more information about the fields of study check the link.
All World Countries
- Recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates in the social sciences or law.
- 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.
- Predoctoral candidates must have finished all field research and be well into the writing stage of their dissertation at the time of application, with an estimated completion date within 2021.
- If you have completed a PhD program, the PhD completion date must be within three years of our October 1 application deadline. For October 1, 2020 applicants, you must have completed your PhD after September 30, 2017.
- Finalists must be available for a personal interview on our December 4, 2020 interview date. This interview will most likely be held over Zoom.
- Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $70,000. If selected before earning the PhD, the Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until awarded the PhD. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.
- In the event Harvard allows travel for interviews, The Harvard Academy will pay for travel and hotel accommodations for the finalists to interview in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
First Step: Create a new account from here.
Second Step: The completed application will include:
- Cover letter which succinctly states the applicant’s academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed research topic
- Curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé; including list of publications
- Research proposal (2500 word maximum); including intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work
- A copy of your PhD program transcript
- Three letters of recommendation (uploaded through the online application)
- Letters should be addressed to the “Selection Committee.”.
- All parts of the application, including the three letters of recommendation, are submitted online as PDF documents.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Asmaa Mostafa/ Egypt“
Reviewed by” Arwa Osama/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships Team