Deadline for Applications: December 01, 2017
The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history. WIGH seeks to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections—cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic—among world societies. Applicants are encouraged from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe and North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history.
WIGH Fellows are appointed for one academic year and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant community of global history scholars at Harvard. The WIGH Fellowship is residential and Fellows are expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes, and they are expected to participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.
More information on the program, including events, affiliated faculty, and current and former fellows can be found at http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu/.
The competition for this fellowship is open only to scholars with a PhD (or comparable professional school degree). If still pursuing the PhD, WIGH Fellows must receive their degree no later than May 2018. There is no limit on time since submission of the candidate’s degree; the WIGH is open to candidates at various stages of their careers.
For more information, and to apply, click here.