History and Public Policy Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 1/17)

The Initiative on History and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, based at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, will award one post-doctoral fellowship and up to three non-stipendiary doctoral fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2017.

We seek an outstanding junior scholar and three doctoral students who are engaged in cutting-edge historical research that is informed by, or seeks to influence, contemporary public policy. In addition to carrying out his or her own research and writing, the fellow is expected to interact with students and faculty, contribute to the intellectual life of the Ash Center and the Harvard Kennedy School, and participate in the collective activities and development of the Initiative on History and Public Policy. These activities may include hosting seminars, inviting speakers, and planning a conference.

The Initiative on History and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School brings together scholars, practitioners, students, and policymakers with the goal of linking our interpretations of the past with our approach to contemporary policy issues. The Initiative draws on the expertise and leadership of faculty and practitioners at HKS who work and teach at the intersection of history and public policy. The Initiative serves as a meeting point between scholars and practitioners eager to draw on historical knowledge and expertise to promote successful policy outcomes. Members of and participants in the Initiative will bring historical perspective to bear on the work and challenges facing policy makers.

The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School strives to make the world a better place by advancing excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. By training the very best leaders, developing powerful new ideas, and disseminating innovative solutions and institutional reforms, the Center’s goal is to meet the profound challenges facing the world’s citizens.

More information on the doctoral fellowships can be found here.

More information on the postdoctoral fellowships can be found here.