Visiting Fellows Program
* Harvard-Yenching Institute has decided to terminate the Visiting Fellows Program, which was primarily for doctoral students, effective of 2017.*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
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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