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International Exchange

Visiting Fellows Program

This program provides advanced PhD candidates (graduate students and junior faculty members) in your institution an opportunity to conduct dissertation research at Harvard University for three semesters, with access to Harvard University libraries and facilities. Fellows are also affiliated with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, and provided with living expenses while at the Institute. In our selection process, preference is given to advanced graduate students and junior faculty members working in East Asian Studies, especially with a comparative focus. The selection criteria include academic training, quality and originality of the research proposal, depth of subject knowledge and feasibility of conducting the research at Harvard University.

Details of the scholarships
Details of the scholarships
Visiting Scholars Program
  • Round trip economy class airfare
  • A stipend of US $6,000/mo for the period of residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts (10 months)
  • Health Insurance
  • $1,000 for research assistance
  • Funding (up to $1,000) for one-time participation in an academic conference within the USA and Canada
Visiting Fellows Program
  • Round trip economy class airfare
  • Payment of the Harvard University Visiting Fellows fee
  • A stipend adequate for a single fellow (monthly stipend approx. $2,750)
  • Tuition for one English class for one semester at the Harvard Extension School
  • Funding (up to $1,000) for one-time participation in an academic conference within the USA and Canada
Fields of Research

Candidates’ fields of research in the humanities and social sciences to be considered: Anthropology, Archaeology, History (including art history, economic history and legal history), Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Study of Religion, Sociology

Scholars in the fields of Economics and Law may be considered, but must check with the Institute before submitting applications. If the research field of any of your candidates falls out of the range mentioned above (e.g. economics, law), and you are not sure if the candidate is eligible for the program, please contact Lindsay Strogatz at before you submit your application.