The Harvard University Academy Scholars Program recognizes and supports excellent scholars at the start of their careers whose work merges disciplinary excellence in the social sciences or law with a command of the language and history or culture of countries or regions outside of the United States or Canada. Their scholarship may inspire domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present. The Harvard University Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in cultures or regions outside of the US or Canada shows promise as a foundation for outstanding careers in major universities or international institutions
About the University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College, it was named after its first benefactor, the Puritan minister John Harvard. It is the oldest university in the United States and one of the most respected in the world.The colonial Massachusetts legislature approved the founding of Harvard “for fear of leaving the churches in an uneducated service when our present ministers lie in the dust”; Although Harvard College was never officially affiliated with any denomination in its early years, it mainly trained ministers of the congregation.Its curriculum and student body were slowly being secularized in the 18th century, and by the 19th century it had emerged as a central cultural institution among Boston’s elite.After the American Civil War, however, the long tenure of President Charles William Eliot (1869–1909) transformed the college and associated trade schools into a modern research university. Harvard University became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.James B. Conant guided Harvard University through the Great Depression and World War II, and liberalized admissions after the war.The university consists of ten academic faculties as well as the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Arts and Sciences offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic disciplines, while the other faculties only offer graduate degrees, mostly professional ones.Harvard University has three main campuses: the 85-acre Cambridge campus, located at Harvard Yard; an adjacent campus immediately across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical campus in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area. The Harvard University endowment is valued at $53.2 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution.In addition, the endowment income helps to promote the undergraduate college to accommodate students regardless of financial need and provide ample financial aid without credit.The Harvard Library is the world’s largest academic library system and consists of 79 individual libraries with
Harvard University Academy’s postdoctoral program receives an annual stipend of $70,000. If, prior to earning the Ph.D. are selected, students will receive an annual stipend of $35,000 until they earn their Ph.D. receive. This grant is supplemented by funds for conference and research trips, scientific assistants and health insurance. Some instruction is allowed but not required.
Eligibility for the Harvard University Academy Scholarship Program
The Harvard University Academy Scholars Program competition is open only to recently completed PhDs. (or comparable professional school qualification) and doctoral candidates in social sciences or law.Those who still have a Ph.D. should have completed their routine training and be familiar with writing their thesis before applying for an Academy scholarship.If you have a Ph.D. program, the Ph.D. The completion date must be within three years of the October 1 application deadline. For candidates applying by October 1, 2022, you must have your Ph.D. or
How to Apply for Harvard University Academy Scholarship Program
All application materials for the Harvard University Academy Scholarship Program must be submitted by October 1st. We do not accept late applications.
The completed application contains:
- A cover letter that briefly states the applicant’s academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed research topic
- Resume (CV) or curriculum vitae; including publication list
- Research proposal (maximum 2500 words); including intellectual goals and planned methodological and disciplinary work
- A copy of your Ph.D. program log
- Three letters of recommendation (uploaded via the online application)
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