Because the deadline for grant applications often precedes the Weatherhead Center’s application deadline as well as the time when the selection committee evaluates the applications, we write conditional letters in support of grant applications. That is, we write a letter of invitation to the program and state that the offer depends on getting funding and earning acceptance into the Weatherhead Scholars Program. The grant applicant must apply separately to the Weatherhead Scholars Program.
There is funding (monthly stipend plus health insurance) for some of the postdoctoral researchers. Other postdoctoral researchers, as well as all visiting faculty and practitioners, must cover their own living expenses in the Cambridge area. In addition, visiting faculty and practitioners will be assessed a program administrative fee; the annual fee is $10,000 for faculty and $25,000 for practitioners.