African Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

As one of the world’s leading academic institutions, Harvard University is committed to attracting and retaining top-quality Postdoctoral Fellows who will contribute to the University's mission of excellence in teaching and research, and who are interested in advancing new ideas and promoting enduring knowledge. Harvard offers access to intellectual and cultural resources that are as unique as they are unrivaled.

The Harvard University Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship Program enables promising young African scholars to spend time at Harvard’s Center for African Studies, in Cambridge and Johannesburg, to pursue scholarship and teaching. The program aims to provide an attractive fellowship opportunity for African job candidates who would otherwise accept jobs in the United States or Europe. It offers fellows mentoring by senior scholars at Harvard University, professional development and teaching experiences in Cambridge and South Africa. Selected fellows are integrated into a wider network of scholars in Africa, and internationally, through the collaborative research and public engagement component of the Africa Office. 

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to practically apply knowledge and resources gained through the program through scholarship on the Continent.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD. Please continue to check the website for updates in the near future.