Visiting Scholars Program

The visitors program offers research, training and professional development opportunities for junior and senior scholars whose research relates to Eurasia.

Eligibility & Benefits

  • Both junior and senior scholars are encouraged to apply
  • Citizens of all countries are eligible
  • Research proposals must focus on topics related to Eurasia 
  • Scholars must secure external funding
    • Commonly, scholars receive support from their home institutions or through external grant sources such as Fulbright or Marie Curie
  • Borrowing privileges at Harvard libraries
  • Special invitations to visitors-only events and other opportunities
  • In some cases, visitors may receive shared office space at the Davis Center

Note that this position is unpaid and not eligible for Harvard employee benefits. 

If you are an early-career scholar and seek a funded position, please consider applying to our Postdoctoral Fellowships. If you are a Georgian scholar and seek a funded position, please consider applying to grants offered through the Program on Georgian Studies

How to Apply

If you are a faculty member on leave from another institution or have already received your Ph.D., your affiliation would be "visiting scholar." If you are a Ph.D. candidate or do not yet have a Ph.D., your affiliation would be "fellow." 

You can apply to become a visiting scholar or fellow here. 

Available Visit Durations & Times

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis to one or more of the following terms:

  • Fall term (September through December)
  • Spring term (January through May)
  • Both Fall and Spring terms

We are at maximum capacity for the 2023-2024 academic year. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2024 and beyond. Please apply early because the positions fill up quickly. 

Letters of Support for External Funding

If you are seeking a letter of support to secure external funding (e.g., Fulbright, Marie Curie), please allow a minimum of six weeks from the time you submit your initial application to the Davis Center. 

Current Visitors

Learn more about our current visiting scholarsfellows, senior fellows, and postdocs.

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