Become an Affiliate

Visiting Scholar

Visiting Scholar

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center invites applications from scholars who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries to become Asia Center Visting Scholar. 

Term: The minimum length of affiliation is three months; the maximum is one year with the possibility of renewal.

Qualifications: Must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent), have a current appointment at an academic institution, and have the appropriate English fluency to engage with and contribute to the Asia Center's scholarly community.

Conditions of affiliation: Must be sponsored by a current Harvard junior or senior faculty member (please refer to the Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement Form for details on sponsor responsibilities) and participate regularly in Asia Center activities. Visiting Scholars will be expected to give a talk or prepare a paper on his/her/their research during the appointment.

Services provided by the Asia Center: Harvard ID card that provides library privileges; Asia Center business cards; Harvard e-mail address; J-1 visa sponsorship; limited staff support; access to a shared printer and copier; a desk in a shared office (dependent on availability).

Please note that the appointment is unpaid.

Application Procedure

The following documents must be submitted to Tenzin Ngodup (tngodup@fas.harvard.edu) by the deadline below: 

     • Asia Center Application for Affiliation
     • Research proposal detailing what the applicant plans to accomplish during the appointment
     • Current CV or résumé
     • Letter of support from the faculty sponsor (sent directly from faculty sponsor)
     • Certification of English Language Proficiency (filled out and signed by faculty sponsor)
     • Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement form (faculty sponsorship is a critical piece of the application) 


Application Deadline:

Fall term start
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 14, 2020 
Decision: April 2020

Spring term start
Deadline to apply: Friday, August 14, 2020
Decision: October 2020

Fellow

Fellow

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center invites applications from scholars who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries to become Asia Center Fellow. 

Term: The minimum length of affiliation is three months; the maximum is one year with the possibility of renewal.

Qualifications: Must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) or higher academic degree and have the appropriate English fluency to engage with and contribute to the Asia Center's scholarly community.

Conditions of affiliation: Must be sponsored by a current Harvard junior or senior faculty member (please refer to the Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement Form for details on sponsor responsibilities) and participate regularly in Asia Center activities. Fellows will be expected to give a talk or prepare a paper on his/her/their research during the appointment.

Services provided by the Asia Center: Harvard ID card that provides library privileges; Asia Center business cards; Harvard e-mail address; J-1 visa sponsorship; limited staff support; access to a shared printer and copier; a desk in a shared office (dependent on availability).

Please note that the appointment is unpaid.

Application Procedure

The following documents must be submitted to Tenzin Ngodup (tngodup@fas.harvard.edu) by the deadline below: 

     • Asia Center Application for Affiliation
     • Research proposal detailing what the applicant plans to accomplish during the appointment
     • Current CV or résumé
     • Letter of support from the faculty sponsor (sent directly from faculty sponsor)
     • Certification of English Language Proficiency (filled out and signed by faculty sponsor)
     • Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement form (faculty sponsorship is a critical piece of the application) 

 

Application Deadline:

Fall term start
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 14, 2020 
Decision: April 2020

Spring term start
Deadline to apply: Friday, August 14, 2020
Decision: October 2020

Associate

Associate

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center invites applications from scholars who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries to become Asia Center Associate. 

Term: The minimum length of affiliation is three months; the maximum is one year with the possibility of renewal.

Qualifications: Must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) or higher academic degree and have the appropriate English fluency to engage with and contribute to the Asia Center's scholarly community.

Conditions of affiliation: Must be sponsored by a current Harvard junior or senior faculty member (please refer to the Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement Form for details on sponsor responsibilities). 

Services provided by the Asia Center: Harvard ID card that provides library privileges; Asia Center business cards; and Harvard e-mail address. 

Please note that the appointment is unpaid.

Application Procedure

The following documents must be submitted to Tenzin Ngodup (tngodup@fas.harvard.edu) by the deadline below: 

     • Asia Center Application for Affiliation
     • Research proposal detailing what the applicant plans to accomplish during the appointment
     • Current CV or résumé
     • Letter of support from the faculty sponsor (sent directly from faculty sponsor)
     • Certification of English Language Proficiency (filled out and signed by faculty sponsor)
     • Asia Center Affiliate Faculty Sponsor Acknowledgement form (faculty sponsorship is a critical piece of the application) 

 

Application Deadline:

Fall term start
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 14, 2020 
Decision: April 2020

Spring term start
Deadline to apply: Friday, August 14, 2020
Decision: October 2020

Graduate Student Associate

Graduate Student Associate

As part of its mission to promote intra- and inter-Asian research, the Asia Center invites Harvard University graduate students who engage seriously with at least two Asian countries to become Asia Center Graduate Student Associates (GSA).

Students may be from any school or department of the university. Preference will be given to those in doctoral programs. Students who combine work on another world region with scholarship on at least two Asian societies are also encouraged to apply. The Asia Center requires that its GSAs participate actively in the Asia Center’s graduate student colloquium, which will meet bi-weekly (precise schedule TBD), and to present on their research once or twice annually.

The goal of the GSA program is to create a community of graduate students from a range of disciplines whose research transcends national boundaries in meaningful ways. Applicants from all schools at Harvard are encouraged to apply. Participation as a GSA will provide students with the opportunity not only to receive feedback on their own transnational and comparative work, but also to become conversant in approaches and methodologies across disciplines and national boundaries, which is essential in today’s academy.

The Asia Center will provide GSAs with $1,000 annually to support approved research activities. GSAs can apply to renew their status as long as they are enrolled at Harvard, for a maximum of three years.


Graduate Student Associates in Residence

The Asia Center Graduate Student Associates in Residence (GSAR) program provides a limited number of Asia Center GSAs with shared office space in the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South Building. GSARs are students in the final year or two of dissertation-writing. The Asia Center expects its GSARs to use their offices regularly (at least three days per week). Because of space limitations in CGIS, the Asia Center at present can house only six GSARs.

Application Procedure

There is a single application for GSA and for GSAR available via CARAT (under “Asia Center Graduate Student Associate Program"). Application materials will include transcript, statement of research plan, one recommendation letter, and the GSAR selection sheet, if applicable. Please contact Jorge Espada (jorge_espada@harvard.edu) with any questions regarding the application process.

Please note: Students with qualifying projects who are GSAs or equivalent at other Harvard centers are also welcome to apply to become Asia Center GSAs, but students who have office space through other Harvard centers or departments are not eligible for an Asia Center office.

Extended Application Deadline:

Friday, May 1, 2020

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