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 Program
Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now open and will close at midnight on December 6, 2023.
For more information, view Visiting Scholars Program.
Ramón Areces Fellowship (for Spanish Citizens)
Each year, one fellowship is gifted by the Ramón Areces Foundation to a citizen of Spain. Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now open. They will close at midnight on December 6, 2023.
For more information, view Ramón Areces Fellowship.
German Kennedy Memorial Fellowship (for EU Citizens)
One fellowship per year gifted by the German government is available to scholars from EU countries other than Germany. Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now open. They will close at midnight on December 6, 2023.
For more information, view German Kennedy Memorial Fellowship (for EU Citizens).
John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship (for German Citizens)
Applications for this fellowship for German citizens opened on August 28 and will close on November 10, 2023. Applicants must apply directly through the DAAD to be considered.
For more information, view John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship (for German Citizens).
Sciences Po-Harvard CES Faculty Exchange Program
The program offers postdoctoral social scientists at Sciences Po the opportunity to spend up to one year at Harvard University for independent research on Europe or transatlantic relations. For more information, you may contact the Centre des Amériques.
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.
Prospective candidates can access the application portal here. With the exception of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, all applications to the Visiting Scholars Program and the CES fellowship are due at midnight on December 6, 2023.