*Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Fellowships (Harvard University*)

Posted on 2013/10/11


*Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Fellowships (Harvard University*)


The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University,
directed by Sven Beckert and Charles Maier, identifies and supports
outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the
encompassing study of global history. We seek to organize a community of
scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have
unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who
propose to analyze the interconnections–cultural, economic, ecological and
demographic–among world societies. We encourage applicants from all over
the world, and especially from outside Europe and North America, hoping to
create a global conversation on global history.

For further information about WIGH please consult our website at

WIGH Fellows are appointed for one year and are provided time, guidance,
office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. They should be
prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may
undertake sustained projects of research or other original work.
They will join a vibrant community of global history scholars at Harvard.


The competition for these awards is open only to scholars with a PhD (or
comparable professional school degree). If still pursuing the PhD, WIGH
Fellows must receive their degree no later than May 2013. There is no limit
on time since submission of the candidate’s degree; we are open to
candidates at various stages of their careers. We expect that candidates
will be able to submit samples of independent work (articles, papers,
dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies on request. The WIGH
Fellowship is residential and Fellows are ordinarily expected to live in
the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless
traveling for pre-approved research purposes, and they are expected to
participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.

Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $50,000, according to
fellows’ needs.

Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to
nationality, gender, or race.

How to Apply

Applications are due January 10th, 2014. The following materials are
required for a complete

·      A current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
·      A statement of the applicant’s proposed research, including
intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work
(no more than three pages)
·      A cover letter which succinctly states the applicant’s academic
field and proposed or actual research topic
·      Two letters of recommendation
·      A completed application form (to be filled out on our website)

Faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered only from parts of the
world where surface mail is unreliable or prohibitively expensive.

Application materials should be mailed to:

Weatherhead Initiative on Global History
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard University
1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

All materials must be received by January 10th, 2014. The selection process
begins immediately thereafter. Applicants whose materials are late or
incomplete are at a disadvantage when considered by the Selection Committee.

For additional information contact:
Jessica Barnard, Program Coordinator
Phone: +011 (617) 495-8923