The deadline to apply for the following academic year is November 1. For example, if you are applying for the 2019 – 2020 academic year, the online deadline is November 1, 2018. If one of your documents is not uploaded properly or if one of your recommenders is late, please contact Kathleen Molony (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. Read more about What if I miss a deadline?
The Harvard International Office website offers helpful tips on finding housing in the Greater Cambridge area (http://www.hio.harvard.edu/housing). Once you are accepted into the Program, and if you are interested in Harvard University housing, we recommend you submit an application before May 1. The HIO website offers access to the housing application. In addition, the Weatherhead Center has a staff person who is very knowledgeable about the local housing market, and who can assist you in your search.... Read more about Where do I get information on housing?
We expect our scholars and practitioners to spend their time here conducting research. In addition, all program participants are expected to participate in the biweekly Weatherhead Forum; to contribute to some of the Center’s many other intellectual activities; and to engage with the undergraduate and graduate student communities.
The standard program administrative fee for the full academic year is $25,000 for practitioners and $10,000 for visiting faculty. The program fee can be adjusted for research stays of less than a full academic year. The standard fee for a single semester is $12,500 for practitioners and $5,000 for visiting faculty.
There is funding (monthly stipend plus health insurance) for a small number of postdoctoral researchers. Applicants interested in funding from the Center should indicate this in their cover letter at the time of application.
The Weatherhead Scholars Program is open to visiting faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and experienced practitioners who plan to conduct research in the social sciences. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers must possess a PhD. Postdoctoral researchers should have received their degree within the preceding three years (and by the start of the academic year for which they are applying). Although a PhD is not a requirement for a practitioner, the applicant should demonstrate a strong interest in conducting academic research.