The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies invites junior faculty in the social sciences (including history) to apply for Harvard Academy Junior Faculty Development Grants. These grants are intended to offer junior faculty opportunities to extend their knowledge of the language, culture, history, and institutions of non-Western societies. (“Non-Western” is defined by the 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.
All junior 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.
Applicants should submit:
Proposals will be read by a Harvard Academy review committee. Questions and proposals should be submitted to the executive officer of the Harvard Academy, Laurence H. Winnie.
The deadlines for grant proposals are December 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013.