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.

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.

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. 

Non-Resident Transitional Justice Fellow

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy invites candidates to apply for research fellowship position in human rights/transitional justice in post-conflict societies. This one-year fellowship will begin in fall semester 2021 and continue for one year from the date when the fellowship is initiated.