This Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program is directed at junior scholars who have recently received their PhD with honors (or the highest equivalent academic distinction), from any of the RCC Member Universities participating in the program to support the development of a research project at any of the schools, departments or research centers at Harvard University in the fields of the sciences, humanities, law, medicine, public health, political science, economy, sociology, education, engineering, architecture, or any other field of study offered by Harvard University.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue a postdoctoral research program
Field(s): Fellowships are awarded in the fields of sciences, humanities, law, medicine, public health, political science, economy, sociology, education, engineering, architecture, or any other field of study available at Harvard University.
Coverage: Fellows receive a maximum amount of $30,000 per academic year, during two consecutive academic years, subject to renewal upon successful completion of the first academic year. This award will be compatible with any other public or private financial aid, funding and income from any source and for the same purpose.
Before the end of the first academic year of the corresponding fellowship, and in order to have access to funding for a second academic year, the following requirements must be met: a. A favorable report from the Director of the Department or Center where the fellowship is being carried out. Should the report be negative, the fellowship will be terminated. b. A positive report from the RCC Director regarding the activities carried out by Fellows with the goal of the institutional strengthening of the RCC. c. A positive evaluation from the Academic Council. This evaluation should consider the abovementioned reports as well as a detailed performance report submitted by the candidate.
Returning to the candidate´s home university after the first two years will depend on a positive report from the Director of the Department or Center where the fellowship is being carried out, and from the RCC Director regarding institutional support provided to the RCC, at the end of the second year. If the first two years have been evaluated as successful, the terms of joining the home university will be established by the home university’s rectorate.
Host Country: USA
Number of Fellowships: Not known
Eligible Countries: All countries
1. Candidates must have completed their PhD (having enjoyed a FPU, FPI, Autonomous Community PhD Program, University PhD Program scholarship) at any of the RCC Member Universities between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019 and graduated with honors (or the highest equivalent academic distinction), within the above-mentioned PhD excellence programs.
2. Provide an Admission Letter from the Harvard University department, school or research center stating that they are supporting the applicant’s research project, as well as sponsoring their J-1 Visa during the entire two-year period.
3. Provide a valid TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 100 points. To be considered valid, TOEFL iBT scores must be sent directly from ETS to the RCC. Without this document the Research Grant cannot be awarded, as it is a necessary requirement. Expired TOEFL certificates, and any other English proficiency tests, will not
be accepted. Candidates must submit proof that they have taken the test on or before the stated deadline for applications, when completing their online application form.
4. Submit their application and annexes online through the RCC’s website (rcc.harvard.edu).
Applicants must submit the online application and all required admission materials no later than the stated deadline to be considered for admission. Only applications which fulfill all of the requirements of the call in due time will be taken into account. Those who do not comply with the procedures and deadlines will not be considered.
1. Online Application for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship completed through the RCC website.
2. Certificate of having been granted a PhD, specifying the date of completion and the grade obtained.
3. Certificate of having enjoyed a FPU, FPI, Autonomous Community PhD Program or University PhD Program scholarship.
4. Curriculum Vitae in accordance with the format required by the Harvard University center that the candidate has applied to.
5 Copy of the Admission Letter from the Harvard department, school or research center supporting the applicant’s research project, as well as sponsoring a J-1 Visa for the entire two-year period.
6. A current, valid TOEFL iBT official score report for English knowledge sent directly from ETS to the RCC, with a minimum result of 100 points.
7. Research Proposal for the project that will be carried out during the stay at Harvard University (10 pages maximum).