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Visiting Scholars Program

CES Visiting Scholars 2017-2018 (see profiles)

Every year, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies hosts a number of Visiting Scholars from the United States, Europe, and other parts of the globe.

CES is not only a vibrant and friendly forum of top-notch scholars from around the world, who are advancing the study of Europe - it is "un esprit", a shared feeling of being at the right place, at the right time. Most of all, it has allowed me to raise the quality of my own research, while also markedly accelerating it!

Stella Ghervas, CES Visiting Scholar 2013-2015

Visiting Scholars are chosen from a pool of applications from post-doctoral social scientists and historians who are 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 take part in a weekly Visiting Scholars Seminar that allows them to present work in progress and receive feedback from colleagues.

H.E. Sigmar Gabriel, CES JFK Memorial Policy Fellow fall of 2018 (left); Seth Johnston, CES Visiting Scholar 2018-2019 (right)

Visiting Scholars are admitted on a competitive basis for a period of at least three months (two of which must be during the academic year, i.e. September and October in the fall or March and April in the spring) and up to one year in residence at the Center. 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 under the Visiting Scholars Program. You will also see tabs about benefits, requirements, and how to apply.

Dimitar Bechev, CES Visiting Scholar 2015-2016

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