About the Rajawali Fellows Program
[Please Note: We do not accept open applications at this time]
The Rajawali Fellows Program allows visiting scholars and practitioners to engage in independent research projects pertaining to various Asian public policy issues and challenges. Rajawali Fellows have access to a wide range of academic resources at Harvard, including libraries, e-resources, course auditing (subject to instructor approval), research centers and scholars.
Fellows will receive a certificate upon satisfactory completion of their program requirements at a Farewell Luncheon at the end of the academic year, but no degrees will be conferred. Fellows have access to working stations equipped with shared computers and printer that is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If needed and available, Fellows may pay, in addition to the Program Fellows Fees, an additional fee for a shared dedicated office space. Fellows appointment begins in August and ends in June.
Visiting Scholars/Practitioners participate in Thursday Seminars to present their research and exchange views with their colleagues. Pre-Doctoral Fellows participate in Tuesday Workshops which allow them to present their works in progress as well as network with other Ph.D. students in the Boston area.
In addition to academic pursuits, Rajawali Fellows are encouraged to explore the various cultural and historical activities available in the Boston area. The Ash Center hosts several events and trips throughout the year for fellows including Harvard Football game outing, apple picking, Plimoth Plantation, Thanksgiving dinners, and a BBQ party.
- Be fluent in both written and spoken English;
- Be capable of independent research;
- Attend the new fellows orientation in the beginning of the semester;
- Participate in weekly research seminars or workshops; and
- Submit a final paper in order to qualify for the program completion certificate.
The Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia does not offer any financial support or stipend for individualsâ€™ expenses, such as living costs, health insurance, travel expenses, Fellows Program Fees or Dedicated Office Fees. In the past, Fellows have funded their affiliation with grants from such sources as the Fulbright Foundation, China Scholarship Council, Ford Foundation and/or personal funds.
Applications to the Rajawali Fellows Program are by invitation only in research areas that are of relevance to the Ash Center.
We do not accept open applications.
If you have any questions regarding the Rajawali Fellows Program please email Ash_Fellowships@hks.harvard.edu .