Traveling Fellowships

The Committee on General Scholarships invites applications from Harvard GSD students for the following traveling fellowship opportunities available during academic year.  All deadlines have passed for the current year.  Specific application deadlines for the 2018-2019 academic year will be posted when they are available.

The Luce Scholars Program
A ten-month internship program in Asia
Deadline: October

D.A.A.D – German Academic Exchange Service Grant
A ten-month study or research grant in Germany
Deadline: October

 

Fellowships for Academic Study in France

Ecole Normale Superieure Exchange Fellowship
One academic year of study at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris
Deadline: October

Augustus Clifford Tower Fellowship
One academic year of study at any university in France
Deadline: October

Harvard – China Fellowships
One academic year of study or research in China
Deadline: January

 

Kennedy, Knox and Sheldon Traveling Fellowships

The application process for these fellowships is completed in stages, which are described below next to the appropriate dates. The beginning initial deadline is in early November.  Students who do not meet this first deadline will not be eligible to enter the competition later.  Late applications will not be accepted.  In addition to the GSD-specific timeline listed below, be sure to review the official instructions.  Students are encouraged to review eligibility for each specific fellowship before applying.  Be sure to plan ahead for requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation.  This year, the application process will online through FAS' Centralized Application for Research and Travel (CARAT).  All materials will need to be submitted through that system.    For questions about the GSD timeline, please contact Keith Gnoza at 617-495-5455, or kgnoza@gsd.harvard.edu.

The schedule is as follows:

November: Applicants must submit, by email (kgnoza@gsd.harvard.edu), PDFs of the following two items:

  • A cover letter indicating your name, program at the GSD, and name of Fellowship you are applying for, destination, project period, statement of purpose, and the two names of individuals who will be providing letters of reference on your behalf (at least one should be a Harvard faculty member). The actual reference letters are not needed until the final deadline.
  • well-thought out draft of your project summary, project budget, and timeline that utilizes the length of time specified in the guidelines. Should be 1 to 2 pages in length. Only well-prepared, well-developed materials will allow faculty to provide valuable support for your proposal. You do NOT need to provide us with a draft of the actual application. Submitted materials will be reviewed by select GSD faculty. Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their materials.

December: Approximate date applicants will receive feedback following faculty review. Feedback will include comments and suggestions for improvement if the committee feels the application should proceed to the final phase.

January: Online application and all supplemental materials must be submitted by students through CARAT.   Please review their instructions for all required materials.

 

TIPS

  • Be sure to allow enough time to request academic transcripts from the GSD and other graduate schools you have attended, if applicable.
  • Give recommenders ample notice to allow time for writing letters of recommendation.

Complete applications will be reviewed, approved, and ranked for submission to the Committee on General Scholarships (CGS). Rankings will, in-part, be used to determine which applications will be submitted to the final review committee at CGS.  In prior years, CGS has limited the number of student applications to four (4) from the GSD. CGS will consider our student applications along with student applications from other schools at Harvard.

Decisions will be made by the end of April.