Harvard University International Women’s Research Fellowship in Religion Studies 2020/2021

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Harvard Divinity School of Harvard University is calling for applications from five eligible scholars who want to undertake Research and Visiting Faculty positions in its Women’s Studies in Religion Programme. 

Application Deadline: 1st October, 2019.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Harvard University, USA

About the Award: Each year Harvard Divinity School selects five candidates for full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty positions in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects using both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. They may address women and religion in any time, place, or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences.

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Research associates are required to be in full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School while carrying out their proposed research projects during the academic year. Associates meet together regularly for collective discussion of research in progress. Each associate teaches a one-semester course related to the research project, and the associates present their research in a public lecture series and in an annual conference.


Type: Research

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:Positions are open to candidates with doctorates in the fields of religion and to those with primary competence in other humanities, social science, and public policy fields who demonstrate a serious interest in religion and hold appropriate degrees in those fields.

Selection criteria emphasize:

  • the quality of the applicant’s research prospectus, outlining objectives and methods;
  • its fit with the Program’s research priorities;
  • the significance of the contribution of the proposed research to the study of religion, gender, and to its field; and
  • an agreement to produce a publishable piece of work.

Applicants for the 2020–21 academic year must have received the PhD by October 1, 2019.Applications from those whose degrees have not yet been awarded will not be considered.

Number of Awardees: 5

Value of Fellowship: Salary for 2020/2021 is $60,000 and includes health benefits and reimbursement of some expenses.

Duration of Fellowship: The appointment is full-time, lasting ten months

How to Apply: Apply via the Fellowship Webpage

It is important to go through application instructions in the Fellowship Webpage before applying.

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Award Provider: Harvard Divinity School


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