Friday, August 26, 2011

Harvard-Newcomen Fellowship Applications Due October 14

The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History is awarded for twelve months' residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School, July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. The fellowship has two purposes: The first is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. About two-thirds of the fellow's time will be available for research of his or her own choosing. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided. The second purpose is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. Approximately one-third of the fellow's time will be devoted to school activities, including attendance of the Business History Seminar, and working with faculty teaching the business history courses offered in the MBA curriculum. The fellow is required to research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses. Finally, the fellow is encouraged to submit an article to BusinessHistory Review during his or her year at the School.
   Applicants should submit a CV, undergraduate transcript, and graduate-school record, thesis abstract, and writing sample (such as an article or a book chapter). Applicants should also state the topics, objectives, and design for the specific research to be undertaken. Finally, applicants should indicate the names of three people who will write references on their behalf. The three letters of recommendation are to be submitted by the writers directly by October 14, 2011. It is the responsibility of the applicant to solicit these letters. Please direct recommenders to visit: http://www.hbs.edu/research/faculty-recruiting/recommenders.html.
   The fellowship will be awarded and all applicants notified by mid-January 2012. Applications should be received no later than October 14, 2011, and submitted to: http://www.hbs.edu/research/faculty-recruiting/faculty-applicants.html. If there are materials that can be sent only in hard copy, please send them to: Walter A. Friedman, Rock Center 104, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163; email: wfriedman@hbs.edu.