Harvard Academy Scholars Program 2024/2025 [stipend of $75,000]

Harvard Academy Scholars Program 2023/2024 [stipend of $75,000]
Harvard Academy Scholars Program 2023/2024 [stipend of $75,000]

The Harvard Academy Scholars Program, offered by Harvard University, welcomes applications from recent PhD recipients and doctoral candidates in the field of social sciences. This esteemed program offers selected scholars the opportunity to receive full sponsorship, including an annual stipend of $75,000, along with various other benefits.

The Academy Scholars Program aims to recognize and assist exceptional scholars at the early stages of their careers. These scholars exhibit expertise in the social sciences while also demonstrating a deep understanding of the language, history, or culture of countries or regions beyond the United States or Canada.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Harvard University/Academy

Scholarship Type: Postgraduate Fellowships

Host Institution(s):  Harvard University

Scholarship Worth:  Up to $75,000 annual stipend + other benefits

Application Deadline: September 22, 2023

Study Level:  PhD and Postdocs

Number of Awards:  4 to 6 per year

Nationality: Any nationality

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Harvard Academy Scholars Program 2023 | Eligibility Criteria

  • These awards are open to recipients of PhD or comparable doctoral degrees (within two years of the August 1, 2024, start date) and advanced doctoral candidates in the social sciences.
  • Scholars nearing dissertation completion must be able to submit degree conferral documentation issued by their university registrar’s office by June 30, 2024, for an August 1, 2024, start date.
  • Individuals who hold or have completed another Harvard postdoctoral fellowship are not eligible to apply.

Program Benefits

  • Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $75,000.
  • The stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage.

Application Procedures

  • How to Apply: All parts of the application, including the three letters of recommendation, are submitted online as pdf documents. Access the online application through the homepage of The Harvard Academy’s website by clicking on the APPLY ONLINE button.
  • All application materials need to be submitted by the deadline of September 22. late applications will not be accepted.
  • 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.” Letters of recommendation need to be uploaded by the deadline.

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