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Mission & Program

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies is dedicated to increasing our knowledge of the culture, history, and institutions of the world's major regions and countries.


  • Academy Scholars Program (Open to All)
    The Academy Scholars Program offers two-year research fellowships for advanced doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the social sciences, history, and law working in non-Western areas of the world. These are open to scholars of all nationalities. Those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.
  • Academy Graduate Fellows Program (Harvard Graduate Students)
    The Academy Graduate Fellows Program offers a dissertation completion year at the Academy for Harvard University doctoral students in the social sciences and history working in non-Western cultures or regions.

The Academy's premise is that the scholarly world needs individuals who combine thorough disciplinary and area specialization, and the Academy Scholars Program was established to facilitate this goal. The Academy also organizes seminars and conferences, and supports Harvard University faculty research.

The Academy Scholars Program has been made possible through the generous support of Dr. Ira Kukin, founding benefactor of the Harvard Academy; the Pew Charitable Trusts; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and Albert and Celia Weatherhead and the Weatherhead Foundation.

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