Wigh Fellowships at Harvard University in USA

Wigh Fellowships

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University is offering Fellowships for international students. This fellowship is funded by a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation. WIGH Fellows are appointed for one year and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $50,000, according to fellows’ needs. The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

Participating Institute: Volkswagen Foundation in USA.

Study Subject: Fellowships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Harvard University in USA.
Degree Level: This is a one year residential fellowship at Harvard University.

Eligibility: The competition for these awards 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 2016. There is no limit on time since submission of the candidate’s degree; we are open to candidates at various stages of their careers. They expect that candidates will be able to submit samples of independent work (articles, papers, dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies on request. 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.

Eligible Nationalities: International students (especially from outside Europe and North America) can apply for the fellowships.


What does it cover: Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $50,000, according to fellows’ needs. Because they cannot always offer the amount requested, we urge applicants to apply for funding from other sources as well.


Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted through online along with the following required documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research

Online Application

Deadline: Applications are due December 15, 2015. Letters of reference are due by January 8th, 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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