International PhD Students are invited to apply for the Harvard University Academy Scholars Program 2021

Four to six Academy Scholars are appointed each year for two-year appointments at Harvard University’s Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies in Cambridge, MA.

Deadline: October 1, 2021.

International countries are eligible.

To Be Taken In (Country): United States of America

The Award’s Details: The Academy Scholars are a select group of people with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality whose work in cultures or places outside of the United States or Canada shows promise as a basis for outstanding careers at major universities or international institutions.

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, appoints Academy Scholars to a two-year in-residence postdoctoral fellowship. They receive substantial financial and research support to pursue long-term research projects and/or obtain specialized training in their chosen disciplines and areas.

The Academy Scholars are mentored by the Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University academic members who assist them reach their intellectual potential.

PhD and postdoctoral positions are available.


  • Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of nationality, gender, or ethnicity.
  • Only recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates in the social sciences or law are eligible to compete for these honors.
  • Before seeking to become Academy Scholars, those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their normal training and be well on their way to finishing their theses. The PhD completion date must be within three years of the October 1 application deadline if you have completed a PhD program. To apply for the October 1, 2021 deadline, you must have finished your PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2018.
  • All applications are considered as part of a single applicant pool by the Selection Committee.

The number of awards ranges from four to six.

The Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will be paid a salary of $70,000 per year. Scholars who are chosen before completing their PhD will be paid a stipend of $31,000 each year until they are given their PhD. This honorarium is complemented by conference and research travel support, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. It is permissible, but not required, to teach.

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