Postdoctoral Fellowship in History
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
United States

Postdoctoral Fellowship in History


School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Position Description

The Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellowship program offers comprehensive research, training and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers in history. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.


About this position:
• 9-month, full-time, in-residence fellowship (September 2020 – May 31, 2021)
• Stipend of up to $43,500
• $2,000 in additional research funding
• Eligible for employee benefits, including subsidized health insurance
• Shared office space and borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries provided
• Citizens of all countries may apply


The Davis Center will award one Postdoctoral Fellowship in History. Research proposals on topics related to the history of Eurasia are welcome.


Basic Qualifications
This position is for junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2020, but no earlier than September 2015.


Citizens of all countries may apply.


Additional Qualifications
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is a 9-month, in-residence fellowship. Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence full-time at the Davis Center from September 2020 – May 31, 2021.


Special Instructions
Applications must be submitted no later than January 10, 2020.


Please refer to the below FAQ for additional information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship and application procedures:


Contact Information
Donna Cardarelli, Research Programs Coordinator


Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minimum Number of References Required 1
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

*Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
*Please indicate the field in which you received, or expect to receive, your PhD (or equivalent terminal degree).
(Open Ended Question)

*Please indicate your current employer and position.
(Open Ended Question)

*Proposed research title
(Open Ended Question)

*Please provide a short summary of your research plan at Harvard. (200 words)
(Open Ended Question)

*Please list those languages other than English in which you have fluency, specifying reading, spoken, or both
(Open Ended Question)

*Fellows are required to be proficient in English. Non-US citizens, if accepted, will be asked to supply proof of English proficiency through documentation or interview. Are you proficient in English?

◦Yes, I am proficient in English.
◦No, I am not proficient in English.

*Please indicate your total anticipated income (excluding this fellowship’s stipend) for the duration of the fellowship, including amount(s) and source(s) of other fellowships (indicate if pending), and amount(s) and source(s) of other income.

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Statement of Research
Optional Documents
Publication 2
Publication 3
Publication 4
Publication 5
Publication 6

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