Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships for Researchers
Type: Ph.D. or Other Doctoral Degrees
Who: Arab students interested in studying in Harvard
What: The program offers 18-month postdoctoral fellowships with 12 months spent at the scholars’ home institution and six months spent in stipend-supported residency at Harvard University.
Where: Harvard University
Program Length: 1 year
Deadline to Apply: 30 April 2022
Citizenship: Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia
Destination Countries: UK
Academic Subject(s): All Subjects
The Harvard University Center for African Studies supports a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program that aims to provide opportunities for postdoctoral candidates to conduct independent research, publish, and increase knowledge in their fields of study that will be beneficial to the African continent and to prepare them to be successful in their chosen career paths.
Applicants should have received their Ph.D. and hold an academic appointment at a university or research institution in Africa. This includes those with a commitment of appointment at the time of application. The fellowship will support the development of a research project at selected Harvard University schools, departments, or laboratories in the field of their choice.
The program offers 18-month postdoctoral fellowships with 12 months spent at the scholars’ home institution and six months spent in stipend-supported residency at Harvard University.
– The program is for Africa-based researchers who intend to continue/return to work in African academia. Fellows will be selected based on academic talent in their fields and will have an opportunity to work on their pedagogical and research skills to further their professional development. Fellows will have completed their respective doctoral programs at institutions from anywhere around the world (preference will be given to those who completed the Ph.D. in the last five years).
– Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level research degree (preference will be given to those who completed Ph.D. in the last five years) in any discipline and must hold a paid academic appointment at any African university or research institution.
Applicants who have not yet formally received their degree must present evidence of having completed the academic requirements before commencing the Fellowship.
– Applicants must identify a Harvard faculty mentor to support research and scholarly work; additionally, they should identify a second mentor at their home institution.
– Both mentors are required to submit letters of recommendation during the application process.
– Applicants should have English language proficiency.
– Applicants must have support from their home institutions to pursue an 18-month fellowship appointment, six months of which will be spent in a stipend-supported residency in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
– Applicants should have an academic appointment in an African university/research institution or include a letter from the institution that such an appointment is forthcoming during the fellowship period.
How to Apply:
Complete the application on Qualtrics and upload required documents as prompted. Applicants must register to access the application: Access the Registration here.
The registration is a one-time event with the application link sent to your inbox. Be advised that your application should be done on your regularly used computer to be able to save and return to your application.
The detailed components of the complete application are shown in the application form.