STS Fellowship Program at Harvard University in USA

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The Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School, a leading centre for STS research and training, welcomes applications to its non-stipendiary pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program for the academic year 2018-2019. 

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Course Level –

Fellowships are available for non-stipendiary pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program.

Study Subject –

Fellowships are awarded in the field of Science, Technology and Society.

Scholarship Award –

The Program offers a unique collegial environment in which fellows receive intensive training in STS and become an integral part of the Cambridge-based STS community. Fellows meet weekly as a group to discuss each other’s research; they also attend weekly STS Circle seminars, audit relevant Harvard graduate courses, and participate in the Program’s major events. Each year’s cohort includes students from varied backgrounds, cultures, and countries.

Eligibility –

Predoctoral fellowships are most appropriate for PhD students in STS or closely related fields who have completed their qualifying exams and embarked on dissertation research and writing. Postdoctoral fellowships are most appropriate for recent PhD’s pursuing research that would benefit from systematic exposure to STS theories and methods.

Nationality –

Students from the US, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, and several European countries (e.g., Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, and the Netherlands) are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement –

Applicants must have previous degree.

English Language Requirement

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply –

Applicants should submit the following;

  • A description of research interests and reasons for seeking affiliation with the Harvard STS Program (750 words);
  • A brief curriculum vitae (2 pages);
  • A supporting letter from an academic advisor evaluating the applicant’s academic performance, standing, and qualifications for the Harvard program (to be sent by the faculty member directly to Shana Ashar at shana_ashar-at-hks.harvard.edu).
  • Desirable – A second letter from a faculty member trained in STS who can speak to the applicant’s background in STS.

Application Deadline –

The deadline for 2018-2019 is January 31, 2018.

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