Harvard Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowships


As part of Asia Center's mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center invites applications from scholars whose research projects focus on two or more East, South, and Southeast Asian countries to become Asia Center Fellows.


The minimum length of affiliation is three months; the maximum is one year with the possibility of renewal. Part-time appointments or non-consecutive appointments for a fraction of a year will ordinarily count as a one-year appointment when determining eligibility for renewal.

Appointments generally run from September 1  to August 31.


Must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) and have the appropriate English fluency to engage with and contribute to the Asia Center's scholarly community. Ordinarily, individuals with doctorate degrees are not allowed to serve as Fellows.

Conditions of Affiliation

Must be sponsored by a current Harvard junior or senior faculty member (please refer to the Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement Form for details on sponsor responsibilities) and participate regularly in Asia Center activities. Fellows will be expected to give a talk or prepare a paper on his/her/their research during the appointment.

Services Provided by the Asia Center

Harvard ID card that provides library privileges; Harvard e-mail address; J-1 visa sponsorship; limited staff support; access to a shared printer and copier; a desk in a shared office (dependent on availability).

Please note that the appointment is unpaid. Scholars are responsible for providing his/her own funding and arranging his/her own living accommodations.

Application Procedure

The following documents must be submitted to Tenzin Ngodup (tngodup@fas.harvard.edu) by the deadline below:

Application Deadline

Friday, February 23, 2024

Date de candidature
10 mois
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