Visiting Fellowships

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO A BACKLOG AS A RESULT OF TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, APPLICATIONS FOR THE VISITING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM WILL REMAIN SUSPENDED. WE WILL REOPEN THE APPLICATION PORTAL AND BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-23 ACADEMIC YEAR IN JANUARY OF 2022.

Each year, the Center receives inquiries from individuals who would like to spend some time at the Center. We encourage applications through our Fellow-in-Residence program for one of those fellowships. If you are not in need of fellowship funding but have alternative sabbatical or leave support, however, you are welcome to apply for a Visiting Fellowship. Visiting Fellowships typically last from a few weeks to a maximum of one year. Please note that we are able to award very few Visiting Fellowships each year. 

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University accepts applications from researchers and practitioners who wish to visit Harvard in order to work on pressing issues in ethics. All Visiting Fellows will be expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual projects. They will, however, be invited (but not required) to participate in regular work-in-progress seminars and in the Center's other programming, which includes public lectures, themed seminars and reading groups, conferences, workshops, and lunch discussions. Access to Harvard's libraries, programming, and community of scholars can often be facilitated by the Center, depending on length of stay. The Edmond J. Safra Center can provide office space only in the rare cases in which such space becomes available.  

Eligibility

Faculty in arts and sciences and at professional schools, postdoctoral scholars, and practitioners from industry, government, and NGOs are eligible to apply. Practitioners must have a minimum of five years of professional experience by the start of the Fellowship. Any discipline or professional field will be considered eligible. Visiting Fellowships are open to all applicants who meet the above criteria, regardless of citizenship.  

Funding

Visiting Fellows must be able to provide evidence of external funding.   

Deadlines

We review applications twice a year. Our application deadlines are March 15 (for visits during the Fall term) and October 15 (for visits during the spring term).