Fund Details
Weatherhead Scholars Program 2021-2022


Weatherhead Scholars Program

Who Is Eligible
  • Visiting Faculty
  • We will consider faculty in the social sciences from other universities and programs, as well as academics employed by think tanks.
  • Postdoctoral Researchers
  • We will consider individuals who have obtained their PhDs in the last three calendar years, or who will have defended by the start of their academic appointment.
  • Experienced Practitioners
  • We will consider practitioners with an established record of professional achievement, including civil servants, heads of NGOs, and journalists, among others. All Fellows will pursue a research project.

Please note that faculty and postdoctoral applicants must possess a PhD, and all applicants must agree to be in residence for a minimum of four months (at least three of these during the academic year). They should be able to secure their own funding from sabbatical salary or external grants. In addition to paying their own living expenses, participants may be assessed a program administrative fee. There will be some funding for a small number of postdoctoral researchers.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter (for prospective postdoctoral researchers, please indicate in your cover letter if you will need funding);
  • Curriculum vitae (five pages maximum);
  • Description of research project (three pages or less); and
  • Two letters of recommendation.
Applicants will receive notice of the selection committee’s decision in mid-February.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Kathleen Molony at
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
11/01/2020 11:59 PM