Center Associates

The Center Associates program is a network of New England-based scholars devoted to the study of Russia and Eurasia

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, a recent Harvard graduate, or community member pursuing scholarly research related to the region, we invite you to become part of our community by applying below. 


  • Priority will be given to the following groups:
    • Scholars primarily based in New England/New York
    • Faculty members (current or emeritus) teaching at college level
    • Alumni of Harvard M.A./Ph.D. programs


  • 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, nor is the position paid.

How to Apply 

Applications for the Center Associates Program's 2024-2027 cohort are due June 21, 2024. To apply, please complete this form.  

If you are a current Davis Center Associate and have questions about your affiliation or the program, please reach out to Kate Flaherty directly. 




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