Harvard University, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies in the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Academy Scholars Program, 2017-2018
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. 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 non-Western cultures or regions 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. 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; those in possession of a PhD longer than 3 years at the time of application are ineligible.
Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior 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 $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until they are awarded the PhD or equivalent degree. The online application for the 2017-2018 class of Academy Scholars is due by October 1, 2016. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 6, 2016. Notification of Scholarships will be made in late December, 2016. For complete information on how to apply and for access to the online application, please visit: http://www.academy.wcfia.harvard.edu.
|Primary Category:||Social Sciences
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Asian History / Studies
East Asian History / Studies
Japanese History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Mexican History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies
South Asian History / Studies
Korean History / Studies
Eastern Europe History / Studies
Russian or Soviet History / Studies
Arabic History / Studies
Southeast Asian History / Studies