2019-20 Faculty Fellowship of Ethnic Studies, Harvard University, Charles Warren Center

The 2019-20 Warren Center Faculty Fellowship will be on the theme of Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies led by Ju Yon Kim (English), Lorgia Garcia-Peña (Romance Languages and Literatures/Hist & Lit), and Genevieve Clutario (History/Hist & Lit).

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard's research center for North American history, invites applications for a workshop on Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies. 2019 will mark the 50-year anniversary of the first College of Ethnic Studies established at San Francisco State University. The University of California, Berkeley instituted its own Department of Ethnic Studies also in 1969. The institution of Ethnic Studies at these universities emerged in response to protests and strikes organized by students, select faculty, and community activists in the Bay Area. Students used “ethnic studies” as a shorthand to link the conditions of people of color in the United States with the peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin-America. The social movement demanded curriculum and scholarship that would confront legacies of slavery, war, colonization, and imperial expansion. In 1969, a compromise to meet student demands for a Third World Studies College resulted in the institutionalization of Ethnic Studies. Amidst social and political unrest, the colleges established African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Native American Studies.

The field of Ethnic Studies has since expanded and continues to change, from analyzing the ways in which race came to bear on U.S. imperial expansion and settler colonialism, to documenting often overlooked forms of resistance and survival against systems of oppressions and exploitation. The Charles Warren Center invites scholars of Ethnic Studies to think through 50 years of Ethnic Studies and the field’s possible future.  We invite scholars whose work confronts questions of inequalities and power through intersecting analytical paradigms of race, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship. We are especially interested in proposals that explicitly address issues of methodologies, interdisciplinarity, and the state of the field. The seminar will examine how Ethnic Studies scholarship built frameworks to critically examine racism, colonialism, imperialism, immigration, and slavery. We will discuss how such frameworks remain useful and relevant, but also interrogate limitations and contradictions, and explore new possibilities and directions within the field Ethnic Studies.

Fellows will present their work in a seminar led by Ju Yon Kim (English), Lorgia Garcia-Peña (Romance Languages and Literatures/Hist & Lit), and Genevieve Clutario (History/Hist & Lit). Applicants may not be degree candidates and should have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Fellows have library privileges and an office which they must use for at least the 9-month academic year. The Center encourages applications consistent with the Workshop theme and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Harvard community. Stipends: individually determined according to fellow needs and Center resources, up to a maximum of $63,500. Apply at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8348, no later than December 15, 2018 with recommendation letters due January 10, 2019. For more information, see http://warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu/.


Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship Program

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design of the period 1885-1945. The collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints and design drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects. The Wolfsonian’s library has approximately 50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items.
The Wolfsonian has several significant concentrations of material related to Japan. Military propaganda from the 1930s and 1940s, as well as propaganda about Japanese involvement in Manchuria, is represented by books, ephemera, posters and other items. The Wolfsonian’s library has Japanese hotel, railroad and steamship advertising, and publications about decorative arts and architecture. There are also many publications relating to Japanese participation at international expositions. The objects collection holds a notable series of prints by the artist Koizumi Kishio depicting Tokyo in the 1920s and 1930s. The collection also has rich material documenting Western interest in and depictions of Japan, including publications about Japanese art, travel writing, and anti-Japanese propaganda from the Second World War.
Besides material from Japan, the Wolfsonian also has extensive holdings from the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and the Netherlands. There are also smaller but significant collections of materials from a number of other countries, including Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, the former Soviet Union, and Hungary. 
Fellowships are intended to support full-time research, generally for a period of three to five weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior to submission to ensure the relevance of their proposals to the Wolfsonian’s collection. For more information, visit https://www.wolfsonian.org/research/fellowships or email to research@thewolf.fiu.edu.
The application deadline is December 31, for residency during the 2019-20 academic year.


An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University 

Professors Thomas J. Christensen of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Alastair Iain Johnston of Harvard University’s Government Department jointly founded the China and the World fellowship program for the advanced study of China’s international relations in 2005. As part of Professor Christensen’s recent move to Columbia University, the Program was renamed the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program (C&WP) in 2018. The China and the World Program supports research that integrates theoretical innovations in the field of international relations with the rigorous study of China’s interactions with countries, regions, institutions, and non-state actors. 

For academic year 2019-2020, C&WP is collaborating with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University (WEAI) and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University (FCCS) to award four one-year postdoctoral research fellowships. Two fellows will be expected to be in residence at Columbia University (one funded by WEAI and one funded by CWP) and two will be expected to be in residence at Harvard University (both funded by the An Wang Program). Fellows at Columbia will each teach one course in the spring semester; fellows at Harvard will be members of the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows Program at FCCS. When not attending to program-related duties, fellows’ time should be devoted to their own research, and to participating actively in the life of C&WP and WEAI or FCCS. Fellows also will be expected to make at least one public presentation during their appointment and participate in the annual C&WP workshop where an entire day is devoted entirely to the examination of the Fellows’ research by former fellows of the program. Fellows should have defended their dissertations in the past three years. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently working on revising their Ph.D. thesis for publication as a book, or who are just beginning a second major research project.


Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements (dissertation completed and filed) between May 2016 and July 2019.  Applications from individuals who hold or have held fulltime teaching appointments will not be considered.  Only applicants working on some aspect of China’s relations with the outside world that supports CWP’s, WEAI’s, and FCCS’s missions need apply. 

Application Process:

To apply, you will be required to submit an online application using the email weai@columbia.edu. Please note that applicants are required to send all files in one email or to upload them to a cloud based application and send the URL via email for full consideration.

You are required to submit:

  • 1-2 page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your research project
  • CV
  • Project description
  • 2 scholarly writing samples
  • Course proposal with syllabus for a seminar directed at M.A. students and advanced undergraduates
  • Course evaluations for classes taught (if any)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all graduate-level degrees
  • Two letters of reference. Include contact information for the references and have them submit letters directly to the email below.

The deadline for submission is January 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

For more information about the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, or the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, please visit http://www.CWP.SIPA.Columbia.eduhttp://www.weai.columbia.edu, and https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/ respectively.


Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania 

The Global Innovation Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program during the 2019-2020 academic year. The Global Innovation Program is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s new university-wide hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research. Perry World House connects Penn to the international policy world through research, student engagement, and public programming, bringing the university’s intellectual resources to bear on the urgent global challenges of the 21st century.

We hope to bring several postdoctoral fellows to campus for the 2019-2020 academic year. We are seeking excellent scholars who study global affairs and have interest in interdisciplinary outreach and policy relevance. We are particularly interested in applicants in the following areas:

  • The Future of the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance
  • Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography
  • Borders & Boundaries in World Politics

For more information, please visit https://global.upenn.edu/perryworldhouse/grant-fellowship-opportunities or email postdoc@pwh.upenn.edu


CFA, Fellowships and Grants in Buddhist Studies 2018-19 

Deadline for submission for institutional applications for New Professorships: January 9, 2019.

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2018-19 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

Dissertation Fellowships: one-year stipends to Ph.D. candidates for full-time preparation of dissertations

Postdoctoral Fellowships: two-year stipends to recent recipients of the Ph.D. for residence at a university for research, writing, and teaching

Research Fellowships: one-year stipends for scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree, with no restrictions on time from the PhD

Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations: one-year stipends for the creation of critical editions, translation of canonical texts, and translation of scholarly works

New Professorships: multi-year grants to colleges and universities to establish or expand teaching in Buddhist studies

These are global competitions. There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, the citizenship of applicants, or the languages of the final written product. Applications must be submitted in English. Program information and applications are available at www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/. 

For more information, please email BuddhistStudies@acls.org. 


The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco (USF)

The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in China. Besides its more than 80,000 volumes of books in Chinese and Western languages, its library also includes (1) a digital copy of the Japonica-Sinica Manuscript Collection from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus (ARSI); (2) the Francis A. Rouleau Microfilm / Digital Archival Collections’ (3) the Canton Diocese Archival Collection; (4) a digital copy of the Passionist China Collection; (5) the Anthony E. Clark Collection; (6) Pre-Modern Japanese & Korean Christian Materials; and (7) other archival materials.
The Ricci Institute invites applications for Doctoral Research Fellowships in residence for the summer of 2019.
This fellowship is open to doctoral candidates who have completed all course work and have defined their specific research topic. We invite research proposals that will benefit substantially from consultation of the archival and/or library holdings of the Ricci Institute in order to complete the candidate’s dissertation.
Topics of enquiry may include Chinese-Western cultural history, local society and politics, history of education and other charitable enterprises, history of Christianity in China, history of diplomacy, art and art history, science and history of science, comparative studies of Christianity and cultures in China, and the “Sino-sphere”, namely, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Recipients are also expected to present their work and actively participate in all regularly organized research seminars at the Ricci Institute.
This fellowship requires a mandatory residence of three months from June 17 through September 13, 2019. All successful applicants will be expected to participate in the mandatory orientation on Monday, June 17, 2019. Late arrivals and early departures will only be accepted for extraordinary reasons and will require approval well in advance. The stipend is up to $4,000/month. Candidates are highly encouraged to apply for any necessary supplemental funding for their travel and stay from their home institutions.
Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents will need to contact the Ricci Institute well in advance for information regarding proof of English proficiency, visa, health insurance requirements, and other documentations.
Applicants should submit the following no later than January 10, 2019:
(1) a most recent Curriculum Vitae; 
(2) a 5-10 page double-spaced statement with an outline of the proposed research and related activities, the contribution the scholar hopes to make in the relevant field(s), tentative plan for the publication of the research results, and how the research is related to and enriched by resources available at the USF Ricci Institute; 
(3) a proposed budget and other funding sources, if any; 
(4) two up-to-date letters of recommendation. All required documents must be in English. 
Successful applications will be announced by the end of February 2019. 
All application documents should be submitted by email to gaperez5@usfca.edu with the subject line: “2019 Summer Ricci Doctoral Research Fellowship Application”. 
Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommenders on institutional letterhead either electronically to the above e-mail address or by regular mail to:
Ricci Doctoral Research Fellowship Review Committee
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco, LM 280
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
For more information about the USF Ricci Institute’s resources, please visit. http://www.ricci.usfca.edu/collections.html
For more information about previous activities of the Ricci Institute’ Research Fellows, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/usfricci
Also see our new Youtube Channel: http://https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClHhRDgxMIZCus1tLCgo2-Q


Digital China Fellow at The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University.

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is recruiting a to help lead work on our China Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities projects. Through their own research and support for the research of other faculty and students, the Digital China Fellow will help define and implement future directions for Digital Scholarship on China at Harvard. Her/his work will be ideally divided into the following areas, although flexibility is possible, and indeed probably necessary, based on the skill set of the Fellow. Please note that this position is currently funded for two years. An extension is possible, but dependent on future potential funding sources.

Provide support for faculty and students using digital tools and methods to conduct research on China. This will involve delivering workshops for the Harvard community on digital research methods, holding office hours to provide assistance for faculty and students using digital tools in their work, proactively reaching out to faculty, and otherwise providing research support services.
Building cyberinfrastructure for China Studies and database development. The Digital China Fellow will help coordinate improved linkage and sharing of data among databases and platforms related to China studies. This would include working with the China Biographical Database Project, the China Historical Geographic Information System, and other databases outside of Harvard. Experience with command line environments, API’s, and linked open data; knowledge of relevant programming or scripting language; and the ability to write database queries in SQL would all be a plus.
Research. 50% of the Digital China Fellow’s time will be used to conduct their own independent research, either in the field of digital methods itself or using digital methods to research some aspect of China Studies.
Administration. Providing regular updates to project supporters and the ability and willingness to identify and pursue grant funding to continue this project is required.

Annual Stipend: $60,000

Additional research funds and health insurance benefits will also be provided. The fellow must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

Interested applicants should complete the online application. The application requests the submission of:

  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Two-page statement of research
  • Names and contact information for two referees. Referees should submit a letter that speaks to the candidate’s academic potential and digital scholarship abilities directly.

Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

Contact Nick Drake ndrake@fas.harvard.edu at or 617-495-4007 if you have any questions regarding the application.

For more information, please visit https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/apply-to-our-programs/non-harvard-affiliates/#digital-china


University of Hawaii - Manoa, Center for Korean Studies - Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies/Center for Korean Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Korean studies. This is a full‐time, temporary appointment to begin July 1, 2019, and not to extend beyond June 30, 2020, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

The fellowship is open to scholars from all fields of Korean studies, including literature, history, sociology, political science, and anthropology. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable the continuation of research and publication. The fellow will be required to reside in the Honolulu area during the time at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Center for Korean Studies.

Application Deadline: January 14, 2019

For more information, please visit https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=57991


American University of Beirut, Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

The American University of Beirut invites applications for its Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, which begins in September 2019. The duration of the appointment will be 10 months. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year.

The position is open to recent recipients of the Ph.D. degree whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Arabic (Mamluk or Ottoman Arabic Literature)
  • English (translation studies, world literature, and global theater/film)
  • Fine Arts and Art History (musicology, music performance, theater and art history)
  • Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy)
  • History and Archaeology (Natural sciences in Archaeology, Prehistory of the Levant, Islamic Archaeology, Egyptology)

Calls for Mellon postdoctoral fellows will focus on specific disciplines and departments that are likely to have permanent openings in the near future. These may occur as senior faculty retire; as new lines are created to reduce teaching loads; and as existing lines are redistributed after academic program reviews. However, while promising fellows will be urged to apply for openings that may arise in their areas of specialty, all positions must be filled through open searches in accordance with University policy.


Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees no later than 30 days and no earlier than five years prior to the appointment start date;
Applications must include the following:

  • Letter of interest;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of research interests (2-3 pages), specifically, research to be undertaken during the fellowship and proposed research product;
  • Dissertation abstract or summary (1 page);
  • Samples of publications (or dissertation extracts)
  • Statement of teaching interests and experience;
  • Three letters of recommendation; sent to  rb81@aub.edu.lb
  • Copy of official transcript or letter of confirmation from dissertation committee chair indicating that the degree will be granted by the appointment start date.

Stipend, benefits, and other advantages and obligations of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities include:

  • Annual stipend of $45,000;
  • Co-pay health coverage under the University’s Health Insurance Plan;
  • Housing subsidy;
  • Teaching load of one course per semester;
  • Participation in the Arts and Humanities activities are required by the Center.

Completed proposals should be submitted in one e-mail by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on January 15, 2019.

Application material should be sent to Ms. Rita Bassil [rb81@aub.edu.lb]


Yale University, Post Doctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies, South Asian Studies Council of The MacMillan Center 

The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a post- doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2019-2020. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences.

All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related language and fluency in English; and must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral associate will teach one course in each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the South Asian Studies Council. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; two letters of reference uploaded into Interfolio. Compensation includes an annual salary of $50,000 - $55,000, depending on rank and seniority of the selected individual, and health coverage.

Graduate students who are working on their Ph.D.s may apply, but fellowship recipients must have completed their Ph.D. dissertations and should present proof of having finally filed their dissertations, even if awaiting formal conferral of the PhD degree. Fellows are expected to be in residence in New Haven to take an active part in the intellectual exchange with other members of the Program.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 15, 2019 and continuing until the selections are final. All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/57710.


Social Science Research Council Japan Program 

The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for ABDs and recent PhDs provides promising and highly qualified researchers in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to conduct extended research at leading universities and research institutions in Japan. Fellowship terms are for single continuous stays from 1 to 12 months (short-term) or 12 to 24 months (long-term). Short-term fellowships must commence between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 and long-term fellowships must commence between April 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019. Applicants for short-term fellowships must submit proof of a doctoral degree received no more than six years prior to April 2, 2019 or a letter from an advisor attesting to the fact that the applicant is within 2 years of completion of degree. Long-term fellowship applicants must submit a copy of a PhD diploma dated no more than six years prior to April 1, 2019.
The application deadline for both short-term and long-term fellowships is January 15, 2019.
For eligibility requirements and application instructions, please consult our website at https://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/jsps-fellowship/

Harvard Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowships

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center offers two postdoctoral fellowships.

The Asia Center Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries. In the case of Southeast Asia, research may be on a single country, although preference will be given to applicants with comparative or cross-border projects.

The Victor and William Fung Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to recent Ph.D. graduates who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries with the requirement that their research includes a component dealing with Greater China.

Applications are due January 26, 2019. For more information, please visit https://asiacenter.harvard.edu/opportunities/asia-center-postdoctoral-fellowships-5a2fe933b4cd405568ef9539


Post Doctoral Fellowship in South Asian Studies, Yale University 

The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a post- doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2019-2020. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences. All applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related language and fluency in English; and must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The post-doctoral associate will teach one course in each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the South Asian Studies Council. Applicants should submit a cover letter, one-page description of research plans; a draft of a course syllabus and a title and brief summary of a second course; a CV; two letters of reference uploaded into Interfolio. 

Website: http://https://southasia.macmillan.yale.edu/

Deadline: Feburary 1, 2019. 


Smith College

Special Collections at Smith College offer four extended-term fellowships: the Margaret Storrs Grierson Fellowship, the Friends of the Smith College Libraries Fellowship, the Ruth Mortimer Fellowship, and the Carel B. Germain Fellowship. Successful applicants will receive awards of $2,500, intended to support research visits of a minimum of four weeks. Recipients are expected to present an informal work-in-progress colloquium to the Smith College community during their residency.

Special Collections also offers Madeleine L’Engle Travel Research Fellowships, short term grants of up to $1000 each. These fellowship are intended to help offset the travel expenses of researchers engaged in studies that will benefit from access to, including initial survey and exploration of, the holdings of Smith College Special Collections.

Researchers should apply if they live more than 50 miles from Northampton, MA, and whose research interests and objectives would be significantly advanced by extended work in the holdings of Special Collections. Fellowships support research in any or all of Special Collections’ three repositories: College Archives, the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, and the Sophia Smith Collection of Women’s History. These grants do not cover research-related costs, e.g., reproduction fees. Only one application is required for all fellowships.

Application deadline is February 15, 2019. Awards will be announced April 1, 2019.

Please send any inquiries to  specialcollections@smith.edu or 413-585-2970. Interested researchers are encouraged to APPLY HERE with a brief research prospectus and CV. Hard-copy and emailed application materials will not be accepted. Additional application information can be found on the Smith College Special Collections website.

Contact Info: 
Please send any inquiries to Amy Hague, specialcollections@smith.edu or 413-585-2970.


Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 

The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships, established in 2000 through generous funding from Lord Sainsbury of Turville, are designed to strengthen academic ties with Japanese studies programmes in Asia, Canada, Europe, Oceania and the USA. The Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project.

The Institute is offering several Fellowships of either six months or one year to scholars who have received a PhD in any area of Japanese culture. Preference will be given to applicants working in the fields of visual studies, including but not limited to history of art, cultural heritage, archaeology, architecture, film studies and digital humanities. Preference will also be given to Early Career Researchers, defined by the AHRC as “within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or an individual who is within six years of their first academic appointment”.

One-year Fellowships are preferred and will commence in September 2019 with a value of £24,000.

If applying for a six-month Fellowship, please state the preferred start date in your application. This may be subject to negotiation. The six-month Fellowship carries a value of £12,000.

Previous Robert and Lisa Sainsbury fellows have contributed to the Third Thursday lectures at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. In London, they have contributed to the Japan Research Centre Seminar Series at SOAS. Fellows will also be encouraged to organise a symposium in Norwich towards the end of their stay.

Fellows are required to have a good level of spoken and written English.

The appointed fellows will be given shared office space in Norwich and are expected to live in Norwich during their appointment.

The closing date for application for the 2019-20 Sainsbury Fellowship is 28 February 2019. Once completed, the application form should be emailed to sisjac@sainsbury-institute.org. For more information, please see http://sainsbury-institute.org/fellowships/robert-and-lisa-sainsbury-fellowship/


International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in India, The Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in India, sponsored by Bharti, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and India. The program provides for one to four mid-career U.S. professionals with a proven record of accomplishment in academia, business, government, and/or journalism to spend three to twelve months conducting research and working in India. Through this experience, fellows develop a new professional network in India and gain fresh insights and perspectives into the country and the challenges and opportunities that confront the region. CFR will work with its network of contacts to assist selected fellows in finding suitable host organizations that best match the fellow’s proposed work in India. Possible placements include but are not limited to the CFR’s local partner, the Centre for Policy Research; the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses; or the Centre for Insurance and Risk Management.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens
  • Applicants must be mid-career professionals
  • Applicants must possess a strong record of professional achievement
  • Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree

Fellowship Award

The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a stipend of $90,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated amount if the duration is shorter) as well as a modest travel allowance. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements should submit an application form, CV, and statement outlining the work proposed to conduct (no more than 1,000 words). Additionally, two letters of recommendation should be sent regarding the applicant’s qualifications. All application materials must be sent to fellowships@cfr.org by February 28, 2019. Official selections will be made by April 2019.

Selection Process

Selection as an IAF in India is based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • Scholarly qualifications
  • Professional experience
  • Firm grounding in foreign policy
  • Merits and feasibility of a project proposal that relates to U.S.-India relations
  • Character and personal qualities conducive to promoting cross-cultural communication and cooperation

The selection process is highly competitive. Based on the overall application, the selection committee chooses one to four candidates to be fellows. CFR will work with the selected fellows to place them in suitable host organizations.

Contact Us: fellowships@cfr.org


The Hou Family Fellowship at Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

The Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies sponsors one scholar who recently graduated from or is teaching/researching at a North American institution and one from a Taiwanese institution. These scholars will come to the Fairbank Center as fellows to pursue Taiwan related research for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020. A longer period of residence up to the full year is encouraged.

Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars; a separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.

A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese or Taiwanese is required.

In addition to maintaining his/her own research agenda, the Hou Family Fellow will contribute to the Fairbank Center community in ways that could include the following:

  • Organizing a conference or workshop on their research topic;
  • Presenting research to the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop series

Priority will be given to applicants with no previous postdoctoral fellowships. Candidates may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are NOT eligible for this fellowship.

Total stipend: $35,000, plus $3,000 for research support.
Health insurance is not provided by Harvard, but the candidate’s stipend money can be used toward its purchase.

Please submit the following materials, in a single PDF, to fairbankcenter@fas.harvard.edu by March 1, 2019. 

  • Hou Family Fellowship Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A five-page, double-spaced plan of research
  • A writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to fairbankcenter@fas.harvard.edu by the recommenders

For more information, please visit https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/apply-to-our-programs/non-harvard-affiliates/#hou-family-fellows