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Prospective Applicants

Ayşe Kadıoğlu, Visiting Scholar 2017-2018

Each year, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) welcomes Visiting Scholars from the United States, Europe, and other parts of the globe. They 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 gain access to the university's extensive library resources, participate in CES programmatic activities, and engage with members of the greater Harvard community. Applicants range from postdoctoral fellows to senior level scholars.

The application cycle for the 2023-2024 academic year has now concluded. Please check back in the fall regarding the 2024-2025 academic year application cycle.

For more information on the CES Visiting Scholars Program, contact Laura Falloon, CES Program Coordinator.

Application Deadlines

Waltraud Schelkle, Visiting Scholar 2015-2016

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 in their field.
  • 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. Office space at CES is of high demand. Most of our visitors are placed in a two-person office. Office space for visitors is determined by semester needs and is not guaranteed, though we make every effort to provide office space for all visitors.
  • 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.