Center Associates

Center associates are New England-area scholars who form a mainstay of the Davis Center community.

Center associates are New England-area scholars whose research focuses on Eurasia. On any given day at the Davis Center, you might find center associates participating in a daytime or evening event, stopping by the center to say hello on the way to one of Harvard's dozens of libraries, or meeting with a fellow center associate for a conversation on campus. If you are a current or retired faculty member or practitioner, recently graduated student, or community member pursuing scholarly research related to the region, we invite you to become part of our community by applying below.


  • An initial three-year term, with the option to renew by application;
  • A profile on the Davis Center website, allowing you to connect with other scholars in the area and in your field;
  • Stack access at the Davis Center's Fung Library and Widener Library;
  • Special invitations to center associates-only events and other opportunities.

Please note that center associates, while part of the Davis Center community, do not hold a formal appointment with Harvard University.

How to Apply 

New Applicants

If you would like to become a new center associate, you can apply for an initial three-year term. Please apply by March 31, 2023, for the next term, which begins on July 1, 2023. 

To apply, please submit your application here. 

If you are selected to be an associate, you will receive an email with next steps before the new terms begins. 

Renewal Applicants

If you are currently a center associate and would like to renew your affiliation for another three-year term, please fill out this application by March 31, 2023. 



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