The deadline for 2012–2013 fellowship applications is January 9, 2012.
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The Davis Center is pleased to announce the
theme for its 2012–2013 Fellows Program. The Fellows Program brings
together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider
a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. Professors
Timothy Colton (Government) and Serhii Plokhii (History) will
coordinate the 2012–2013 program. We are interested in applications from
scholars currently working on our chosen theme, or equally those
working on unrelated themes, but who are interested in exploring our
theme. (Note that scholars whose work does not address the selected
theme are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the Davis Center, and
their applications will receive full consideration.)
The theme for 2012–2013 is "Imperial
Legacies and International Politics in the Post-Soviet Space,"
constituting an examination of the international and transnational
politics of the post-Soviet space in historical perspective. Areas to be
explored under this theme include history, identity issues, security,
political economy, and regime building in Russia, Ukraine, and other
countries of the region. Other topics of interest include social and
cultural factors such as migration, public health, religion, organized
crime, environmental degradation, popular culture, and the mass media.
Read more about the 2012–2013 theme »
In addition to pursuing their own research, Fellows will
participate in a bi-weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that will
explore the theme. Papers will be presented by the visiting Fellows,
Harvard faculty, and invited outside speakers.
Types of Awards
The Center offers three types of
fellowships: Postdoctoral, Senior, and Regional. The maximum stipend
amounts for these awards are detailed below. Scholars with outside or
sabbatical funding who wish to be in residence at the Davis Center in
2012–2013 should apply using the fellowships application and indicate
that they do not require Davis Center funding. If selected, they will
join the Center as Postdoctoral, Senior, or Regional Fellows.
- For junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or
equivalent by September 2012, but no earlier than September 2007 (less
than five years).
- Stipend of up to $38,000.
- Citizens of all countries may apply.
- For senior scholars who have already made a significant contribution to the field.
- Applicants will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent prior to September 2007 and hold a full-time academic appointment.
- Stipend of up to $26,000 to bring salary to full-time
level. In certain situations, if the stipend and the applicant's
sabbatical pay are insufficient to cover necessary costs, the Davis
Center may be able to provide additional funds.
- Citizens of all countries may apply.
- For advanced scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other specialists.
- Stipend of up to $46,000.
- Citizens of Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus may apply.
Scholars may apply to be in residence for one full academic year or a minimum of one semester.
View the current,
2011–2012 fellows here »
Fellows funded by the Davis Center receive a
living stipend, shared office space, research assistant support, and
borrowing privileges at the Harvard libraries. Stipends assume a 9-month
stay from September through May and are pro-rated for shorter stays. If
fellows take a research or personal trip lasting more than three weeks
during their tenure, their stipend will be prorated for that period.
Fellows with outside funding receive
borrowing privileges at the Harvard libraries, research assistant
support, and in some cases, shared office space.
All fellows are required to be in residence
at the Davis Center and to participate actively in the bi-weekly
seminar. Fellows may be asked to participate in a limited number of
events sponsored by the Outreach Program of the Davis Center, which
provides information about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia to
K-12 classrooms and the general public.
Proceed to the 2012–13 Fellowship Application »
If you have any questions, please consult our FAQ. If you need further information, contact the Fellows Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 617.495.0466.