SRC Doctoral Fellows Program

The Doctoral Fellowship is a competitive two-year fellowship that provides exposure, intellectual training, and skill set for doctoral students interested in issues related to science, religion, and culture. The fellowship provides an opportunity to broaden a doctoral candidate’s area of expertise and enhance their competitiveness and professional reach. In particular, doctoral fellows are trained in science studies (including the History of Science and Science and Technology Studies) and/or religious studies broadly conceived. Candidates may come from any discipline if they are interested in either of these two fields, or their intersection.

Fellowship Requirements

Research Project:

In their first year of the fellowship, doctoral fellows are expected to develop a focused research project with two final outputs:

1. Journal submission: Fellows produce an article for submission to a peer-reviewed journal to be identified in consultation with Professor Ragab.  

2. Conference presentation: Fellows present their research to the community at the SRC annual symposium.

SRC Colloquium and Work-in-Progress (WiP) talks:

Fellows attend and participate in the biweekly SRC colloquium. The colloquium meets every other Thursday from 6-8pm. Fellows present their completed research at the Colloquium during their second year.

In addition to the colloquium, and as part of developing their project, fellows are expected to participate in closed Work-in-Progress(WiP) talks, where each fellow workshops their drafts with other fellows and the faculty director. Each fellow will present two different drafts (at two different stages) of their work in two different WiPs.

Syllabus Design:

In their second year, fellows develop a syllabus and a course plan (or a teaching statement) in their target field or discipline. The syllabi are developed in close consultation with Professor Ragab.

Applying for the Doctoral Fellows Program

(Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Fellows Program. The application process for 2016-2018 has closed. To apply for the 2017-2019 Doctoral Fellows Program, please check back in Spring, 2017 for instructions.)

To apply for the program, please submit the following materials:

a. Statement of purpose: A cover letter of 1–2 pages explaining your interest in the study of science, religion, and culture, and why you would like to be a part of this program specifically. The SoP should also include a description of the project you will pursue during the fellowship.

b. Curriculum vitae

Send your application as a single PDF to SRCP@hds.harvard.edu

Review of applications starts on May 31st, 2016

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