Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 competition for the Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies.

The Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies sponsors one Postdoctoral Fellow and one Predoctoral Fellow to join the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan-focused research in humanities and social sciences for six to twelve months between August 1, 2023, and July 31, 2024. Affiliation for the full academic year is encouraged. Fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

The Hou Family Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with the Fairbank Center’s interdisciplinary community of scholars and will have access to Harvard’s world-class libraries and other resources.

In addition to maintaining their own research agenda, the Hou Family Fellows will contribute to the Fairbank Center community in ways that could include the following:

  • Presenting research to the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop series, or to other Fairbank Center events and audiences,
  • Participating in professional development and community building activities.

Meet our current Hou Family Fellows

Applications are invited from junior scholars in the humanities or social sciences whose research focuses on Taiwan.

Harvard University doctoral degree recipients or candidates are not eligible for this fellowship program.

For position-specific details including eligibility and application requirements see: https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/programs/hou-family-fellows-in-taiwan-studies/

For 2023-24 there is a separate online application for each position (Postdoctoral Fellow or Predoctoral Fellow).  Applications will be available on https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, research proposal, and writing sample. Two or three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by references. All application materials must be in English.

The application deadline for both positions is March 15, 2023. 

See https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/programs/hou-family-fellows-in-taiwan-studies/ for more information.

Contact Harriet Wong at harrietwong@fas.harvard.edu with questions.

Program Coordinator
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Harvard University

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