About the Rajawali Fellows Program
The Rajawali Fellows program allows individuals the freedom to pursue independent research projects. Fellows have access to a wide range of Harvard resources including libraries and online University tools. With instructor approval, fellows may audit classes at any of the Harvard schools. Fellows will receive a certificate upon satisfactory completion of their Fellowship responsibilities, but no degrees will be conferred. Appointments coincide with the Harvard academic year and run from August to May. Fellows have access to shared work space and shared computer access available daily at the Ash Center on a first-come, first-served basis. If needed and available, fellows may pay an additional fee for dedicated cubicle space which includes use of a dedicated computer and telephone.
Fellows participate in weekly seminars presenting their original research to colleagues. 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 attending a Harvard Football game, apple picking, visiting the historical landmarks of Plimouth Plantation and the Mayflower II, and participating in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Criteria and Expectations
Fellows must be
- Fluent in both written and spoken English;
- Capable of independent research and will be expected to participate in research seminars.
- Participate in research seminars; and
- From the government, business, and academic communities.
The Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia does not offer any financial support for individualsâ€™ expenses, such as living costs, insurance, or Center affiliation and residency fees. In the past, Fellows have funded their fellowship through the Fulbright Foundation, China Scholarship Council, and use of personal funds.
Application and Deadlines
Applications to the Rajawali Fellows Program are by invitation only in research areas that are of relevance to the Ash Center.