Who is eligible to apply for the Academy Scholars Program?

The Academy Scholars Program is open to scholars from all countries and citizenships who have recently completed or are nearing completion of a PhD or equivalent doctoral program in the social sciences.  

The Academy Scholars Program is not a degree granting program.  If you have not recently completed or are not currently enrolled in a PhD or equivalent doctoral program in the social sciences you are not eligible to apply for the Academy Scholars Program.  

Predoctoral candidates must have finished all field research and be in the writing stage of their dissertation at the time of application.  If you have completed a PhD program, the PhD completion date must be within three years of our October 1 application deadline.  For October 1, 2016 applicants, you must have completed your PhD after September 30, 2013.

Finalists must be available to travel for a personal interview on our December 6, 2016 interview date. (Please note that December 6 is a change from the previously published December 1, 2016 interview date.) 

The Harvard Academy will arrange and pay for travel and hotel accommodations for the finalists to interview in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.