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Visiting Scholars Program

For more than five decades, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) has welcomed Visiting Scholars from Europe, the United States, and around the globe. They are chosen from a diverse and competitive pool of applications from post-doctoral social scientists and historians who are working on modern Europe. At CES, Visiting Scholars continue their research on the Harvard campus by participating in study groups, seminars, and conferences and engaging with CES faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

Visiting Scholars 2022-2023


Program Duration

  • Accepted candidates are expected to be in residence at CES for at least three months up to one academic year. At least two months of their stay must be during the academic year when classes are in session. Classes are not in session December through January and May through August.

Funding Resources

Requirements, Resources, and Engagement

  • All Visiting Scholars are required to present their current research and attend the New Research on Europe Seminar held weekly at CES and chaired by academic experts.
  • Visiting Scholars gain access to the university's extensive library resources.
  • As a member of the Harvard academic community, Visiting Scholars have the opportunity to participate in or chair seminars and discussions at CES and across campus.
  • For more information about benefits, please refer to details outlined for Prospective Applicants.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year have now closed.

Albana Shehaj
Albana Shehaj

Still have questions about the Visiting Scholars Program? Contact Albana Shehaj, CES Program Manager.

Program Manager, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2019-2021, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University