SRC Doctoral Fellows Program

Open to all post-general doctoral students with research interests that relate to the intersection of science, religion, and culture. The Doctoral Fellows Program provides leadership and professional development opportunities, peer support, and research guidance within a lively and collaborative community of scholars working at the intersection of science, religion and culture.

Fellows may elect to participate in any of the following opportunities and events:

SRC Research Group: Fellows are invited to form and lead a research team that works on a project related to SRC research. The team will be formed of SRC junior fellows, interns and staff, and will work to develop events, research initiatives, lecture series, edited volumes, grant applications, etc. Doctoral fellows are also invited to participate in existing research groups working on different SRC research modules. Research groups give a doctoral fellow the opportunity to lead a research team, develop leadership and management skills, while working on particular deliverables that enhance his or her own professional development and research. Research Groups meet once a month; doctoral fellows are compensated hourly.

Dissertation Dinner Forum: Held three times a semester. Doctoral fellows present a prospectus or a dissertation chapter to a community of colleagues for the purpose of sharing their research and benefiting from constructive feedback. Dinner Forums are informal meetings that are aimed at providing feedback for work-in-progress.

Methods & Tools Clinic: a closed faculty-led monthly workshops each devoted to developing specific research and writing technical skills. Rather than engaging with specific topical discussion, MTC focuses on the research ‘craft’ and aims at discussing specific techniques essential for scholars. In 2014, MTC will cover the following topics:

  1. Writing a prospectus

  2. Dissertation research and writing strategies

  3. Building a competitive Curriculum Vitae

  4. Writing conference proposals and presentations

  5. Writing journal articles

Other Opportunities:

  1. Mentor a Junior Fellow: doctoral fellow mentors a junior fellow as s/he works on a individual research project; provides research guidance, constructive feedback, and editorial direction. Mentor meets with student twice a month and is compensated hourly for six hours of work/month.

  2. Apply to organize a scholars workshop

  3. Apply for dissertation research awards

  4. Apply to organize lectures or host events

  5. Apply to chair a module for “Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion”

  6. Access SRC research resources for applying for grants or awards

To learn more about the Doctoral Fellows program and how to get involved, contact Faye Bodley-Dangelo, SRC assistant director for academic affairs (fsb760@mail.harvard.edu)