Funding Opportunities

Global History Fellowship for 2022-2023

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, A Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) at Harvard University 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, political 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.  

WIGH Fellows are appointed for the academic year 2022-2023 (approximately August 2022-May 2023) 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.  

Terms

The competition for these awards is open only to scholars with a PhD (or comparable professional school degree). If still pursuing the PhD, applicants must receive their degree no later than June 2022. 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 expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes or unless Harvard University’s coronavirus pandemic response necessitates a switch to a virtual campus. They are expected to participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.  

Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $60,000, according to fellows’ needs. Because we cannot always offer the amount requested, we urge applicants to apply for funding from other sources as well. Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.  

Fellows must comply with all university COVID protocols.

How to Apply

Applications are due December 18, 2021.

Letters of reference are due January 15, 2022.

Applications can only be submitted through our application portal.

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

For additional information contact:

Jessica Barnard, Program Coordinator
jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu
Phone: +011 (617) 495-8923

 

Graduate Student Grants

Global History Research Fellowships

Harvard graduate students are eligible to apply for research funding from WIGH to embark upon research in global history.

Global History Research Fellowships seek to facilitate investigations that link two or more regions of the world in a shared historical development. Through these grants, we wish to encourage research that focuses less on international relations, as traditionally conceived, than on economic and cultural exchange; comparative institutional or ecological development; topics involving demography, health, migration, religious or social movements; and the communication of goods and ideas across world regions.

These grants are for up to $5,000, are unrestricted and may be used for any research-related expenses such as travel, data collection, archival work, or interview transcription.

Research Fellowship recipients will be known as Global History Graduate Student Affiliates, and are expected to provide a report on their funded research and are expected to attend WIGH events, including the biweekly global history seminar.

To apply, please submit:

  • A research proposal of up to 500 words, including how the project fits into the field of global history
  • A one page CV
  • An estimated budget

All materials must be submitted to Jessica Barnard at jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu by February 28th, 2018.

 

 

WIGH Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022-2023

WIGH Fellowship Application Portal

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, A Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) at Harvard University 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, political 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.  

WIGH Fellows are appointed for the academic year 2022-2023 (approximately August 2022-May 2023) 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.  

Terms

The competition for these awards is open only to scholars with a PhD (or comparable professional school degree). If still pursuing the PhD, applicants must receive their degree no later than June 2022. 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 expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes or unless Harvard University’s coronavirus pandemic response necessitates a switch to a virtual campus. They are expected to participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.  

Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $60,000, according to fellows’ needs. Because we cannot always offer the amount requested, we urge applicants to apply for funding from other sources as well. Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.  

Fellows must comply with all university COVID protocols.

How to Apply

Applications are due December 18, 2021.

Letters of reference are due January 15, 2022.

Applications can only be submitted through our application portal.

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

For additional information contact:

Jessica Barnard, Program Coordinator
jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu
Phone: +011 (617) 495-8923