The Office of Career Services advises on and contributes to the nomination of select fellowship opportunities, including U.S. Student Program Fulbright Fellowships and Harvard Traveling Fellowships (particularly the Kennedy/Knox and Sheldon awards).
The HDS deadline for 2021–22 U.S. Student Program Fulbright Fellowships is noon, Friday, September 11, 2020.
The deadline for 2021-22 Harvard Traveling Fellowships (Kennedy, Knox, and Sheldon) will be announced fall of 2020 but is expected to be in January 2021. All HDS student applications for Traveling Fellowships must be submitted through CARAT, Harvard FAS’s Centralized Application for Research and Travel. Applications will be available via the Harvard Committee on General Scholarships website. Students are advised to carefully select the application link for their degree program.
Other fellowships and grants
The primary resource at HDS for information and advice on a wide range of grants and research fellowships is the Office of Financial Aid. Other good resources are the public website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fellowships Office and Scholarly Pursuits, an annual publication of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Also check the Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships for information on grants and traveling fellowship funds and the HDS Office of Ministry Studies for information on funds that may be available for international field education placements.
Fellowships that are more in the nature of pay-in-exchange-for-work are publicized in the Hired career management system. Simply log in to Hired and search job listings, which often include fellowship opportunities.
Following are a few resources that can help you prepare proposals:
- Appendix B of Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years by Cynthia Verba
- The Art of Writing Proposals (Social Science Research Council)
- Introduction to Proposal Writing (Foundation Center)