Belfer Center Research Fellowship (Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government)

Fellowships are offered in the Science, Technology and Public Policy program or International Security program for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal, in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director. Fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. 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.

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Applications for fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have acquired appropriate professional experience. The Belfer Center seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The Center also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.


Ten-month stipends of $34,000 are available for post­doctoral research fellows and $20,000 to pre­doctoral research fellows, with health insurance. A limited number of non-stipendiary fellowship opportunities are available for scholars with their own funding in other areas of science and technology policy.