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Visiting Scholars Program

Visiting Scholars 2022-2023

For more that five decades the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) has welcomed Visiting Scholars from the United States, Europe, and around of the globe. They are chosen from a diverse pool of applications from post-doctoral social scientists and historians who are working on modern Europe.

Natasha Wunsch
Natasha Wunsch, Visiting Scholar 2022-2023

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open in fall 2023.

Visiting Scholars are chosen from a pool of applications from post-doctoral social scientists and historians working on modern Europe. They continue their research on the Harvard campus while engaging with CES faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and participating in study groups, seminars, and conferences. Visiting Scholars present their current work in the weekly New Research on Europe Seminar.

Meet our Visiting Scholars in residence at CES in 2023-2024.

Timur Ergen CES Harvard
Timur Ergen, John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2022-2023

Visiting Scholars are admitted on a competitive basis for a period of at least three months up to a maximum of one year. At least two months of a visit must be during the academic year when classes are in session. Classes are not in session December through January and May through August.

Except for the John F. Kennedy Fellows, CES does not provide funding for Visiting Scholars; they are expected to have their own source of funding such as sabbatical salary, personal funds, grants from their home governments, or other private organizations.

Information about funding recommendations for potential funding sources that are not affiliated with CES can be found at the Prospective Applicants tab in the Visiting Scholars Program page along with information about benefits, requirements, and the application.

Olivier Pilmis, Visiting Scholar 2022-2023