Monday, October 8, 2012

Deadline Approaching: Harvard-Newcomen Fellowship

A reminder that the application deadline for the Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History is October 15, 2012. The Felllowship is awarded for twelve months' residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. 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. 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. 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 Business History 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 15 of the calendar year preceding that in which the fellowship is to be used. It is the responsibility of the applicant to solicit these letters.
    The fellowship will be awarded and all applicants notified by mid-January. The Fellowship will begin July 1. Applications should be received no later than October 15 and submitted online to: Please direct your recommenders to visit:
    Thie current Harvard-Newcomen Fellow is Caitlin Rosenthal.