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Subject: FELL: Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Postdoctoral Fellowships (Harvard University)
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From: Holger Droessler <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 8:54 AM
Subject: FELL: Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Postdoctoral
Fellowships (Harvard University)

*Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Postdoctoral Fellowships*

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The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University
identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the
growing interest in the encompassing study of global history. We seek to
organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of
developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental
boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections—cultural,
economic, ecological and demographic—among world societies. We encourage
applicants from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe and
North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history.

For further information about WIGH please consult our website at

WIGH Fellows are appointed for one year and are provided time, guidance,
office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. They should be
prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may
undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will
join a vibrant community of global history scholars at Harvard.

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The competition for these awards is open only to scholars with a PhD (or
comparable professional school degree). If still pursuing the PhD, WIGH
Fellows must receive their degree no later than May 2013. We expect that
candidates will be able to submit samples of independent work (articles,
papers, dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies on request. The
WIGH Fellowship is residential and Fellows are ordinarily expected to live
in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless
traveling for pre-approved research purposes, and they are expected to
participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.

Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $50,000, according to
fellows’ needs. Applications are welcome from qualified persons without
regard to nationality, gender, or race.


*How to Apply*

Applications are due *January 15th, 2013.* The following materials are
required for a complete application:

  - a current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (include
  3 copies)
  - a statement of the applicant's proposed research, including
  intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work
  (no more than 3 pages; include 3 copies)
  - a cover letter which succinctly states the applicant's academic field
  and proposed or actual research topic (include 3 copies)
  - a completed application form (available at
  - two letters of recommendation (can be mailed directly to WIGH by
  - an abstract summarizing the applicant’s dissertation (no more than 200

Please do *not* staple materials. Faxed or e-mailed applications *will not
be accepted*.


*Application materials should be mailed to:*

Weatherhead Initiative on Global History
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard University
1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

All materials must be received by January 15th. The selection process
begins immediately thereafter. Applicants whose materials are late or
incomplete are at a disadvantage when considered by the Selection

*For additional information contact:*

Jessica Barnard, Program Coordinator
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Phone: +001 (617) 495-8923