FAQs

What if I miss a deadline?

The deadline to apply for the following academic year is November 1. For example, if you are applying for the 2022–23 academic year, the deadline is November 1, 2021. If one of your documents is not uploaded properly or if one of your recommenders is late, please contact Erin Goodman (egoodman@wcfia.harvard.edu). Read more about What if I miss a deadline?

Where do I get information on housing?

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?

What are the expectations for participants in the program?

All participants must be in residence while Harvard classes are in session. For [full] academic year participants, this means being present for the Fall Term from late August (for orientation) through early December, and for the Spring Term from late January through early May. Participants are required to be in residence for a minimum of 4 months. Scholars and Fellows are also expected to participate in the Weatherhead Forum and in the Scholars Program Seminar; to contribute to some of the Center’s many other intellectual activities, including the research clusters; and to engage with the... Read more about What are the expectations for participants in the program?

What expenses are associated with the program?

Fees associated with the program:

  • Postdoctoral fellows do not pay a fee, and some stipendiary funding is available.
  • Standard program administrative fee for academic year for practitioners (Fellows) = $25,000; or $12,500 for a single semester.
  • Standard program administrative fee for academic year for visiting faculty (Scholars) = $10,000; or $5,000 for a single semester. 

Some exceptions for extenuating circumstances can be...

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Is there any funding through the Weatherhead Center?

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs will offer two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities in 2022–23 through the Weatherhead Scholars Program

1) The Raphael Morrison Dorman fellowship supports up to four postdoctoral fellows annually (stipend plus health insurance). 

2) Thanks to generous support from the Greek Republic, a one-year fellowship (stipend plus health insurance...

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What is the application process for the Weatherhead Scholars Program?

All applicants should submit the following documents:
1. Cover letter;
2. Curriculum vitae (five pages maximum);
3. Description of research project (three pages or less);
4. Two letters of recommendation.

Applicants should submit all materials through the online application portal. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision in mid-December.