Carr Center Fellowship

Applications for the Carr Center Fellowship and the Technology and Human Rights Fellowship are now closed. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to emails inquiring about the status of an individual application. Thank you for your understanding.

The Carr Center welcomes applications from individuals seeking to affiliate for a semester or a year as Fellows.  Fellows can be post-docs, scholars, academics on sabbatical, human rights defenders, senior leaders in international organizations, or heads of human rights organizations. We welcome both emerging and established scholars and practitioners whose research and practice are aligned with the Center’s priorities.  Fellows can focus on research and writing, auditing classes, meeting faculty and other experts, leading study groups for students, and participating in other learning opportunities at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

To apply for the Carr Center Fellowship, you will need to submit the following:

  • Resume/CV
  • Research proposal (including how it fits with the Carr Center's work and specific faculty) and your qualifications (up to 3 pages)
  • Executive summary of proposal (up to 200 words)
  • 2 references from individuals who can comment on your ability to complete the proposed research
  • Relevant writing sample (up to 5 pages)
  • A list of prior publications (with links or up to 3 attachments)
  • Indicate on your application if you intend to be residential or non-residential (we have some shared office space for residential applicants)

* Please note that travel to and in-person activity on the Harvard University campus will only occur if public health guidelines, travel restrictions, and university COVID policies permit. Otherwise, this will take place via videoconference.