William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships: US-Canada Comparative Studies


The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowship. This is a two-year position. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2024-2026 academic years—conditional on the approval of the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and WCFIA associated faculty.

The fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in Canadian studies broadly defined. Scholars working on comparative US-Canada research may receive preference. To be eligible, applicants must have been awarded the PhD no earlier than July 31, 2019. For candidates who will have completed the PhD within twelve months of the August 1, 2024 start date, verification of completion of the degree will be required prior to the appointment.

The fellowships provide an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for individual health insurance coverage. A dependent care subsidy of $10,000 per dependent per year is also provided. Fellows are expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University’s wider community. Fellows receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.

To Apply

Candidates should submit: a letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; a sample of their written work; and three letters of recommendation.

To Submit



All application materials must be received no later than Friday, December 1, 2023.

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Date de candidature
1 année académique, renouvelable
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