Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs accepts approximately seven postdoctoral fellows each academic year through the Weatherhead Scholars Program. There is funding available for some but not all of the candidates. In 2022–23, we are pleased to announced the following one-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunities: 

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

2) The Weatherhead Center is pleased to announce the Hicham Alaoui Postdoctoral Fellowship to support research on the Middle East/North Africa region and/or climate change. One academic-year fellowship will be awarded in 2023–2024 (stipend plus health insurance). 

Interested candidates for either fellowship are invited to apply to the Weatherhead Scholars Program by the deadline of November 1. Each year we welcome seven to ten postdoctoral fellows, four of which are funded by the Weatherhead Center. All WSP postdoctoral applications will be considered for funding unless the applicant indicates that they will obtain their own funding; it is not necessary to submit a separate funding application. The WSP postdoctoral funding amount for 2023–2024 will be USD $60,000, payable over twelve months.

Alternatively, applicants are encouraged to seek external funding, which must be greater than or equal to USD $52,000 for one academic year. If the deadline for funding organizations falls before you have been notified of your acceptance to the Weatherhead Scholars Program, you may request a conditional letter of support by writing to Erin Goodman (egoodman@wcfia.harvard.edu).