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Harvard Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2021

Harvard Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2021
Deadline: 17 May 2021
Open to: applicants who have received a PhD or equivalent doctoral-level research degree
Benefits: a stipend during the fellow residency


Applications are invited for the Harvard Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2021. The Fellowship is aimed at providing opportunities for postdoctoral candidates to conduct independent research, publish, and increase knowledge in their fields of study that will be beneficial to the African continent and to prepare them to be successful in their chosen career paths.

An applicant should have received their PhD (preference will be given to those who completed PhD in past five years) and hold an academic appointment at a university or research institution in Africa. This includes those with a commitment of appointment at the time of application. The fellowship will support the development of a research project at selected Harvard University schools, departments, or laboratories in the field of their choice.

As one of the world’s leading academic institutions, Harvard University is committed to supporting top-quality Postdoctoral Fellows who will contribute to the University’s mission of excellence in teaching and research, and who are interested in advancing new ideas and promoting enduring knowledge. Harvard offers access to intellectual and cultural resources that are as unique as they are unrivaled.


Under the terms of appointment, fellows will be required to assume the following responsibilities:


Eligible Universities

Selection Criteria

A faculty review committee under direction of the CAS Oppenheimer Faculty Director will use the following criteria to identify final award recipients:


Harvard University will pay fellows a stipend during their residency. From this stipend, fellows are expected to pay for housing, health insurance, food, transportation, books and supplies and other expenses. Payments will be made in fellows name ONLY for the six months in residence in Cambridge.

How to apply?

Interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will need to submit an online proposal by May 17, 2021 at 11pm ET.

For more information, please visit the official website.