Deadline: January 31, 2015

Shana Rabinowich

The Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School welcomes applications to its non-stipendiary pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program for AY 2015-2016. Predoctoral fellowships are most appropriate for Ph.D. students in STS or closely related fields who have completed their qualifying exams and embarked on dissertation research and writing. Postdoctoral fellowships are most appropriate for recent Ph.D.’s pursuing research that would benefit from systematic exposure to STS theories and methods.

The Program offers a unique collegial environment in which fellows receive intensive training in STS and become an integral part of the Cambridge-based STS community. Fellows meet weekly as a group to discuss each other’s research; they also attend weekly STS Circle seminars, audit relevant Harvard graduate courses, and participate in the Program’s major events. Each year’s cohort includes students from varied backgrounds, cultures, and countries. We have hosted students from the US, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, and several European countries (e.g., Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, and the Netherlands).

Non-stipendiary fellows are expected to participate in the Program for one academic year (September-May), but shorter stays of at least one semester (about three months) may be possible with appropriate justification under exceptional circumstances. Fellows may stay for a maximum of two years with appropriate external support.

Applicants for non-stipendiary fellowships should apply using the online application form by January 31, 2015.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A description of research interests and reasons for seeking affiliation with the Harvard STS Program (750 words); 
  • A brief curriculum vitae (2 pages);
  •  A supporting letter from an academic adviser evaluating the applicant’s academic performance and standing (to be sent by the faculty member directly to Shana Rabinowich at

For more information on the STS Program, visit

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