Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs recently created a new initiative to help build the next generation of men and women who will bring professional history to bear on strategic studies and major issues of international affairs.
The Ernest May Fellowships honor Ernest May, Charles Warren Professor of American History, a member of the Belfer Center's board of directors, and a faculty affiliate of the Center's International Security Program, who passed away in June 2009.
The Ernest May Fellows will be housed at the Belfer Center and participate in the activities of the Center as part of the International Security Fellows group. They will have full access to all Harvard research resources. Niall Ferguson, Laurence Tisch Professor of History at Harvard and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors, will serve as point of contact and mentor for the fellows.
The fellowships will include ten-month stipends of either $34,000 (for post-doctoral or advanced research fellows) or $20,000 (for pre-doctoral fellows).
Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the project director. They are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence.
Fellowship Online Application
Applications for 2013-14 fellowships are now closed. Please check back in December 2013 for more detailed information regarding the 2014-15 fellowship application process.