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Prospective Applicants

Each year, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) welcomes Visiting Scholars from Europe, the United States, and all parts of the globe. Scholars are chosen from a competitive 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 2023-2024. Click the photo to view their profiles.
Group of Visiting Scholars 2023-2024

Application Deadlines

Application Details

CES Visiting Scholars will be able to:

  • Expand their research progress and goals by accessing Harvard University’s resources, including the university library.
  • Receive a Harvard University research appointment and have a Harvard email account and ID card granting full access to Harvard’s facilities.
  • Present research in the weekly New Research on Europe Seminar and receive feedback on work-in-progress from colleagues.
  • Participate in CES programmatic activities, including seminars, conferences, and student engagements. View the CES Events Calendar.
  • Have a desk in a shared office space at CES in Adolphus Busch Hall.
  • Receive IT support from CES Technical Support Staff and have wireless and ethernet internet access. Please note that computers are not provided in offices and Visiting Scholars are encouraged to bring a laptop.
  • Audit courses on campus with the permission of the instructor. For the list of course offerings, please visit the Harvard Course Catalog Directory.