Harvard University – John F. Kennedy School of Government – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs – Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs offers research fellowships during the academic year to individuals who wish to devote their time to research and writing in the fields of science and international affairs. Fellows are selected by the Center’s major research programs and are expected to work collaboratively with other Center researchers, as well as on their own projects.
Belfer Center fellowship programs establish a cohort of academic and professional thought leaders, who receive direct access to faculty members and other affiliated experts. Fellows research a wide variety of topics aligned with the Center’s research areas, ranging from security issues such as nuclear proliferation and terrorism to climate change and energy policy.
In line with the HKS Diversity statement, the Belfer Center does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, source of income, or status as a veteran. It is our goal to promote historically underrepresented groups within our organization and within the field of science and international affairs, and members of such groups are particularly encouraged to apply to the Center’s fellowship programs.
Fellowships are typically ten-month appointments from September through June, and, in certain circumstances, may be renewable.
Stipends and benefits vary between projects. Please review the project’s fellowship page for further information. Housing is not included in Center fellowships.
Predoctoral fellows contribute to the Center’s research activities while working on – and ideally completing – their doctoral dissertations.
For consideration, applicants must have passed general examinations and have made significant progress on the completion of their dissertation.
Postdoctoral fellows also contribute to the Center’s research activities while completing a book or other substantial publication during the time at the Center.
For consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years from September of the coming academic year. (e.g. to qualify to be a postdoctoral fellow during the 2021-2022 academic year, the applicant’s Ph.D. must have been granted no sooner than September 2016.) Postdoctoral fellows must commit to a full-time appointment.