Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Postdoctoral fellowships provide opportunities for talented early-career scholars to spend a dedicated period of time pursuing their research with access to Harvard’s world-renowned resources.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship program invests in future leaders in academia—political scientists, anthropologists, historians, and humanists, among others—who generate big ideas that spark new conversations and deep insights about the region. 

Postdoctoral Fellows are selected on a highly competitive basis and serve a full-time, 9-month term in residence. During that period, we aim to give fellows an intellectual home where they have the time, space, and resources to pursue their research; a community where they can learn from one another; opportunities to engage with others at Harvard; and chances to contribute to the longer-term agenda of the Davis Center. 

During the fellowship, many postdoctoral fellows turn their manuscript into a book, present their research to the Davis Center community, and interact with colleagues at the Davis Center and academic departments at Harvard. As a fellow, you will encounter rich experiences and meaningful connections that will endure well beyond the fellowship year. Past postdoctoral fellows report that full access to Harvard Library and the Davis Center Collection at Fung Library is invaluable to their research. 

Eligibility and Terms

  • For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2022, but no earlier than September 2017
  • 9 month, in-residence fellowship (September 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023)
  • Stipend of up to $46,000 
  • $2,000 in additional research funding
  • Eligible for employee benefits, including subsidized health insurance
  • Citizens of all countries may apply

Application Instructions

In 2022–2023, the Davis Center will award two postdoctoral fellowships: one in history and one in literature and culture.

Please read through the following information carefully before beginning the application. The application form must be completed in one session; there is no option to save and return to it later. All materials must be submitted in English.

Links to Application

Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, 2022-2023

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature & Culture, 2022-2023

Deadline & Decisions

The application deadline is January 24, 2022. Immediately after submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation number via email.

Decisions will be announced in March 2022.

Application date
9-12 months
Social sciences