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Fwd: Harvard University Fairbank Center 2024-25 Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies open for applications (apply by March 1)

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the competition for the 2024-25 Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies  

Postdoctoral and pre-doctoral fellowships for junior scholars in any social science or humanities field to pursue research focused on Taiwan studies.

Apply by March 1, 2024

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, 2024, and July 31, 2025. Residence at the Fairbank Center for the full academic year is encouraged.

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 workshops and serving as a mentor for current graduate students,

• Attending seminars and participating in academic events and community activities.

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

Application deadline: March 1, 2024

For position-specific eligibility and application requirements see:   The fellowships will be subject to all rules and regulations of Harvard University.  Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

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