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Additional Fellowships

Note that several Harvard-wide fellowships below require application through the HGSE Financial Aid Office or Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships (CGS).

(IMPORTANT: Application deadlines posted elsewhere, even within Harvard, may differ from the HGSE deadline. You should check with the appropriate office for answers to questions.)

Fulbright Student Programs

HGSE Students who are U.S. Citizens can apply for one of two types of Fulbright Grants during this year's completion deadline:

English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards 

This program places grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaking presence in classrooms. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Each country has its own language requirements, so be sure to check level of language needed. You can apply to only one country in the ETA program. Offered in 140 countries. 

Open Study/Research Awards

In this program you will design your own project and typically work with advisers at foreign universities. This grant takes longer to secure than a teaching grant because you are responsible not only for the design of the project but also for securing an affiliation with an institute of higher education before applying. It is imperative that you read the host country’s requirements. Each country varies by length, start date, focus, eligibility and affiliation. Offered in 75 countries.

Those who are interested in applying for one of the above grants as a HGSE-enrolled Ed.M. or Ed.D. student or graduate must register their intent to apply with the HGSE Career Services Office no later than August 10, 2017. Please follow this link to register your intent: Fulbright Intent to Apply Survey.  Final Applications are due September 8, 2017. Refer to the Fulbright information for U.S. Citizens for details on the application process, informational webinars and program updates.

HGSE International Students should visit the Fulbright for Foreign Students website for information on availability of grants, deadlines, and eligibility requirements specific to their home countries. Your home nation's Fulbright Commission will provide assistance with the application process, as will the resident U.S. embassy.

HGSE Doctoral Students can apply for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) (63 KB pdf) - Opportunity for doctoral research abroad for U.S. citizens who are planning a teaching career. Applications are processed through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, their deadline is TBD.

Harvard University Traveling Fellowships

HGSE students must apply through the HGSE Financial Aid Office for several traveling fellowships administered by the University's Committee on General Scholarships (see below for information). Awards are made primarily to U.S. citizens. An interview with the faculty review committee may be required after the application has been submitted. Applicants must be currently enrolled, and have completed a full year in a graduate degree program at Harvard at the time of application. Application forms are available on CARAT. Specific deadlines and timelines are posted within the guidelines of our individual programs.

Luce Scholars Program

Ten-month internships in Asia for students with no prior experience of Asia. Find additional information here.
CGS deadline: TBD

Ecole Normale Superieure and Augustus Clifford Tower Fellowships

Fellowships for academic study in France. Find additional information here.
CGS deadline: TBD

D.A.A.D. Research Scholarships in Germany

German Academic Exchange Service research scholarships. Find additional information here. Students must complete an online application AND submit a hard copy and supporting materials to the Harvard Committee on General Scholarships.
CGS deadline: TBD

Harvard-China Fellowships

Scholarship opportunities for one year of study or research at selected universities in the People's Republic of China. Applications must be submitted directly to the Harvard Committee on General Scholarships.
CGS deadline: TBD, usually late January

Australian Graduate Research Scholarships

One academic year of research and/or fieldwork in Australia.
HGSE deadlines: TBD, usually early January. Application forms are available on CARAT.

Sinclair Kennedy Traveling Fellowships

One academic year abroad.
HGSE deadline: November 30, 2017. Application information can be found here.

Frank Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowships

One academic year in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the U.K.
HGSE deadline: November 30, 2017. Application information can be found here.

Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowships

One academic year abroad or in the U.S. (This fellowship may not be used at Harvard University).
HGSE deadline: November 30, 2017. Application information can be found here.

Jeffrey Cheah Fellowships

Support for graduate students conducting research related to Southeast Asia - including Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
HGSE deadlines: TBD, usually early January. Application forms are available on MyGSE.