What fields of study are eligible for the Academy Scholars Program?

The founders considered area studies expertise in parts of the world outside of the US and/or Canada to be a valuable addition to the social science disciplines. Accordingly, The Harvard Academy looks for outstanding applicants in PhD or equivalent programs or with PhD or equivalent degrees in disciplines normally represented as in the social sciences in research universities, where most of the Academy Scholars find employment.

Accepted Fields of Study

  • Africa Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asia Studies
  • Central Asia Studies
  • East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Eastern Europe Studies
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • History of Science—outside of the US and/or Canada
  • Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
  • International Relations
  • Latin American and Iberian Studies
  • Law
  • Middle East Studies
  • Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • Political Economy and Government
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russia Studies
  • Slavic Languages and Civilization
  • Social Policy
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • South Asia Studies
  • Southeast Asia Studies
  • Ukraine Studies
  • Western Europe Studies
  • Women, Gender, & Sexuality—outside of the US and/or Canada

Fields of Study that Are Not Accepted

Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

  • Anything related to the US and/or Canada
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Classics
  • Global Health
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Medieval Studies
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration
  • Religion
  • Sanskrit and Indian Studies
  • Social Work
  • Urban Studies