Fellowship Opportunities

Tap into opportunities at the Carr Center. 

Carr Center Fellowships offer scholars and practitioners the opportunity to spend a semester or year at Harvard conducting research, sharing experiences with students, and exploring critical human rights issues with a distinguished group of peers.

To inquire about a fellowship with the Carr Center for the next academic year, please email Sushma Raman, Carr Center Executive Director (sushma_raman@hks.harvard.edu), with your resume or CV, a brief cover letter, and a 3–5 page research proposal that connects your research priorities with the work of the Center.

Please note we are not accepting applications for new fellows at this time. You can sign up for the Carr Center mailing list or visit our website in the fall to receive updates on new opportunities as they become available.

Harvard University is currently operating in a modified manner due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, please note that the Carr Center cannot offer residential fellowships until further notice.

Carr Center Fellowship

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. 

Technology and Human Rights Fellowship

The Technology and Human Rights Fellowship is part of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy’s project to examine how technological advances over the next several decades will affect the future of human life, as well as the protections provided by the human rights framework. The project invites candidates to affiliate with the Center for one academic year to conduct research on the ethical and rights implications of technological advancements in general, and artificial intelligence in particular.