December 20, 2018.



(Paid Opportunity)


WIGH Fellowship 2019-2020

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history. They seek to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections—cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic—among world societies.

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They encourage applicants from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe and North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Cultural
  • Economic
  • Ecological
  • Political
  • Demographic
  • Global History

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

WIGH Fellows are appointed for the academic year 2019-2020 (approximately August 2019-May 2020).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The competition for these awards is open only to scholars with a PhD (or comparable professional school degree).
  • If still pursuing the PhD, applicants must receive their degree no later than June 2019.
  • There is no limit on time since submission of the candidate’s degree; we are open to candidates at various stages of their careers.
  • We expect that candidates will be able to submit samples of independent work (articles, papers, dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies on request.
  • The WIGH Fellowship is residential and Fellows are expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes, and they are expected to participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $50,000, according to fellows’ needs. Because we cannot always offer the amount requested, we urge applicants to apply for funding from other sources as well. Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.
  • Fellows are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities.
  • They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work.
  • They will join a vibrant community of global history scholars at Harvard.

How to Apply

Applications are due December 20, 2018. Letters of reference are due by January 10, 2019.

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Fourth Step: Go to the opportunity page, Apply, Fill in the application form, then ”Submit”.

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