Harvard University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2022-23

Harvard University through the Center for African Studies is pleased to announce the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for African-based researchers who are interested in advancing new ideas and promoting enduring knowledge.

The program offers 18-month postdoctoral fellowships with 12 months spent at the scholar’s home institution and six months spend in stipend-supported residency at Harvard University.


Company/Organisation(s): Harvard University

Program Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Program Location:  Harvard University

Program Duration: 18 Months

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: PhD

Nationality: Africa-based researchers


Harvard University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship | ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Africa-based researchers who intend to continue/return to work in African academia.
  • Must have received a PhD or equivalent doctoral-level research degree in any discipline and must hold a paid academic appointment at any African university or research institution.
  • Applicants who have not yet formally received their degree must present evidence of having completed the academic requirements before commencing the Fellowship.
  • Applicants must identify a Harvard faculty mentor to support research and scholarly work; additionally, they should identify a second mentor at their home institution.
  • Both mentors are required to submit letters of recommendation during the application process.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English language.
  • Must have support from their home institutions to pursue an 18-month fellowship appointment.
  • Applicants should have an academic appointment in an African university/research institution or include a letter from the institution that such an appointment is forthcoming during the fellowship period.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Harvard University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship are to complete an online application and upload required documents as prompted.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2022, at 11pm ET.

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