Democracy Visiting Fellowships

Application for academic year 2020-2021 is now open

Deadline for the application is 11:59 PM EST on November 1, 2019.

The Ash Center is a vibrant and values-driven community. We are committed to diversity and welcome people of varied backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and disciplines. We actively seek applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities and underrepresented backgrounds.

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation invites faculty, doctoral, and postdoctoral students to apply for its Democracy Visiting Fellowships. The Ash Center aims to support research on democratic governance that addresses substantive concerns and offers normative or practical guidance regarding those concerns. For more information about the Democracy Fellowships, see our Five-Year Retrospective.

Eligibility

We are broadly interdisciplinary and invite scholars who use approaches from political theory and philosophy, political science, sociology, law, or history. We are especially interested in drawing scholars whose work focuses on innovations in public participation and political participation in democracies or non-democracies.

Details

The duration of the fellowship is one academic year, from August 1 until July 31. Visiting Fellows will be expected to participate in a regular graduate workshop and engage in the activities of the Ash Center and Harvard Kennedy School more broadly. The Ash Center Visiting Fellowships do not carry a stipend, but we can offer institutional support including shared office space and physical and online library access.

How to Apply

The application for academic year 2020-2021 is now open. Deadline for the application is 11:59 PM EST on November 1, 2019.

The Ash Center is a vibrant and values-driven community. We are committed to diversity and welcome people of varied backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and disciplines. We actively seek applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities and underrepresented backgrounds.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have questions, please contact Teresa Acuña, Associate Director for Democratic Governance Programs.

FAQ

- Are letters of recommendation requested as part of application?
        No, letters are not requested.

- I accidently submitted my application without completing it. Can you delete this application?
        If two applications are recieved by the same individual, we will use the last version submitted. 

- Can I make changes to my application packet after I have submitted?
        No, we are unable to make changes to your application.

- What does the application require?
        The application will ask you to explain your research, provide three references, upload your CV or resume as PDF, upload paper or writing   sample as PDF.

- Can I confirm that my application was received?
        When you submitted your application, you should have received a message confirming application submission that reads "We thank you for your time spent taking this survey. Your response has been recorded." If you did not see this message, your application was not submitted. Due to the volume of applications, we cannot answer individual requests for receipt confirmation.

- When will I hear the final decision?
        All applicants will be notified by early Spring next year.

Due to the volume of inquiries we are receiving, we ask that you first look at the application and if you have specific questions, please let us know and we will do our best to clarify.

Current Visiting Fellows

Victoria Alsina, Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University

Edana Beauvais, Ph.D. in Political Science, University of British Columbia

Benjamin Bradlow, Ph.D. candidate (Sociology), Brown University

Jonathan Collins, Assistant Professor of Education, Brown University

Sean Gray, Adjust Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Carolyn Hendriks, Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Caleb Miller, Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Fritz Sager, Full Professor of Political Science, University of Bern

Guillermo Toral, Ph.D. candidate (Political Science), MIT

Tova Wang, Director of Policy Research, Center for Secure and Modern Elections