WIGH Fellowship

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University is offering  WIGH fellowship. Fellowship is open to international students. Fellowship encourages applicants especially from outside Europe and North America, to create a global conversation on global history. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $50,000, according to fellows needs.

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) was founded by Professors Sven Beckert and Charles S.  WIGH identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history.


  • The competition for these awards is open only to scholars with a PhD (or comparable professional school degree).
  • If still pursuing the PhD, WIGH Fellows must receive their degree no later than May 2016.
  • There is no limit on time since submission of the candidate’s degree, we are open to candidates at various stages of their careers.
  • They expect that candidates will be able to submit samples of independent work (articles, papers, dissertation chapters) in support of their candidacies on request.
  • The WIGH Fellowship is residential and Fellows are expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes, and they are expected to participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.

How to Apply:

In order to apply for the given fellowship applicants  must log in themselves through the given link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/user/new

Supporting Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research

Award Amount:

Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $50,000 for one year.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

For more information, you can contact on the given address: Jessica Barnard, Program Coordinator
or email at: jbarnard-at-wcfia.harvard.edu
Phone: +011 (617) 495-8923

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