Harvard Academy Tenure-Track Faculty Research Grants

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies invites Harvard tenure-track faculty in the social sciences (including history) to apply for Harvard Academy Tenure-Track Faculty Research Grants. These grants are intended to offer tenure-track faculty opportunities to extend their knowledge of the language, culture, history, and institutions of non-Western societies. (“Non-Western” is defined by the Harvard Academy as those regions outside of the United States, Canada, and western Europe.) Priority will be given to faculty who have worked on a non-Western country or region and who wish to develop their expertise in that area or to study other countries or regions for comparative research purposes. Grants of up to $7,500 per academic year will be awarded to fund activities such as language training, pilot/exploratory research, and data acquisition.

Who Is Eligible

All Harvard tenure-track faculty in the social sciences (including history) with tenure-track appointments are eligible to apply. Applicants are eligible for an award once every three years, though an unsuccessful candidate may reapply.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit:

  • a one- to two-page narrative proposal;
  • a budget; and
  • a curriculum vitae.

Proposals will be read by a Harvard Academy review committee. Questions and proposals should be submitted to the executive officer of The Harvard Academy, Bruce Jackan.


The deadlines for grant proposals are December 1, 2017, and April 1, 2018.

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See also: Faculty Grants