Belfer Center Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
The Center's programs and projects offer a variety of both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships. Fellows are appointed for ten-month appointments from September through June, with a possibility for renewal.
Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director. Pre-doctoral research fellows are expected to contribute to the Center's research activities, as well as work on — and ideally complete — their doctoral dissertations. Post-doctoral fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. All fellows are expected to be in the Cambridge area for the duration of their fellowship.
- CV/ Resume
- Unofficial transcript (pre-doctoral fellow applicants only)
- Research statement (3-5 pages)
- Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
- Contact information for 3 recommenders submitting letters on your behalf
The 2016-2017 application period is now open and will close on January 15, 2016. Recommendations will be due on Monday, February 1, 2016. To apply, please complete the online application form.
Areas of Research
To review the research areas of available fellowships, please consult the list of "All Available Fellowships" on the left-hand navigation sidebar. For more information on the specific focus of each program, visit that program's page.
For proposals that span Belfer research programs, applicants may direct their applications to more than one project or program on the application form, but please note that applicants are expected to have existing expertise in their fellowship's research area.
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