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Charles Warren Center Fellowship



Title Charles Warren Center Fellowship
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Charles Warren Center
Position Description

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history, invites applications for a workshop on U.S. Power in the Global Arena. In recent years, the history of U.S. foreign relations, or the United States and the World, has been invigorated as a field by the integration of insights and approaches from other fields and by incorporating actors, regions, and themes that had previously been sidelined. As the daily headlines remind us, the global projections of the power of the American state remain a crucial part of the world we live in. If we want to contend with the impacts of U.S. power in the global arena, history remains an indispensable tool in our kit. The goal of this Warren Center workshop is to take stock of recent developments in the historiography of U.S. global power, including in its diplomatic, military, economic, and cultural manifestations. High politics and state-to-state relations will of course be a concern, but consideration will be given as well to the role of international organizations and non-state actors. We view the varied manifestations of American power in the global arena as intertwined with cultural assumptions, social movements, and intellectual currents, as well as with political and strategic calculations. We therefore invite thinking about the multiple contexts, domestic as well as international, of U.S. foreign relations.

The application deadline is December 15, 2017.
The deadline for recommendation letters is January 11, 2018.

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Basic Qualifications

Applicants may not be degree candidates and should have a Ph.D. or equivalent. (Typically these are faculty fellowships, though may be held by those without a tenure-track position. These fellowships do not carry benefits.) Fellows have library privileges and an office which they must use for at least the 9-month academic year. We especially seek applicants who embrace the challenges of forging scholarly conversations across disciplines. And the Center encourages applications, otherwise consistent with the Workshop theme, relating to the nation’s life during and as a consequence of wars, and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Harvard community. Stipends: individually determined according to fellow needs and Center resources, up to a maximum of $62,000.

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions

PROJECT TITLE AND STATEMENT: Upload three page project statement(double-spaced)) into the “Statement of Research” document slot. Do not attach lengthy materials compiled for other grant applications.

RECOMMENDATION LETTERS: Three letters of reference are required. Instructions will follow as you complete the electronic application. Deadline for recommendation letters is January 11, 2018.

Contact Information

Monnikue McCall
Charles Warren Center
Emerson Hall, 4th Floor
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email
Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate the amount of your current (teaching) salary

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you eligible for a paid leave in 2018-2019?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Sources of income for 2018-2019: a) Amount of leave salary: b) Amount(s) and source(s) of other fellowships (indicate if pending): c) Amount and source(s) of other income: Total estimated income:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Amount requested from Warren Center:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * If this application is not for the academic year, please indicate for which semester you are applying (fall or spring). If applying for one semester only, note that the maximum possible grant is half of the annual amount above (i.e. $31,000). Warren Center stipends are individually determined, up to a maximum of $62,000. Because the Center cannot always offer the amount requested, we urge applicants to apply also for funding from agencies or foundations such as the NEH or the ACLS. We realize many applicants will not have definite financial information at the time of application. However, please complete this section as fully as you can, indicating possible sabbatical leave, any funding applications pending, from which agencies, and for how much. In estimating expenses, applicants should take into consideration the high cost of living, especially for housing, in the Cambridge area.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Research
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter