Monday, July 6, 2015

Business History Fellowships Available at Harvard Business School

The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History
To be 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 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.

The fellowship will be awarded and all applicants notified by mid-January. Salary is competitive. The fellowship will begin July 1.

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. Applications should be received no later than October 15 and submitted online to:


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Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship
The Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship seeks applicants who are established scholars from around the world interested in the business and economics history of the United States. Recipient receives a $7,000 stipend for travel and living expenses and is expected to be in residence at Harvard Business School a minimum of two months. Main activities include researching in Baker Library archives or other Boston-area libraries, presenting research at a seminar, and interacting with HBS faculty. Please send a cover letter, CV, a two- to three-page research proposal, and two letters of reference to Walter A. Friedman, Connell 301A, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163, U.S.A. —OR— via email to wfriedman@hbs.edu. Letters of reference must be sent directly to the above address by the recommenders. Application materials and letters of reference are due by October 1 of the year preceding the year the Fellowship is to be used. [Note new deadline.]

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program
The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program seeks applicants who are established scholars in business history based outside the United States. Recipient receives a $7000 stipend and is required to stay at least two months but not more than six months at Harvard Business School. Main activities include interacting with faculty and researchers, presenting work at research seminars, and researching business history. Please send a cover letter that includes when you would like to be in residence, a CV, a two- to three-page research proposal, and two letters of reference to Walter A. Friedman, Connell 301A, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163, U.S.A. —OR— via e-mail to wfriedman@hbs.edu. Letters of reference must be sent directly to the above address by the recommenders. Application materials and letters of reference are due by October 15 of the year preceding the year the Fellowship is to be used. [Note new deadline.]
The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships
The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships facilitate library and archival research in business or economic history. Grants range from $1000 to $3000. Applicants must be 1) Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, research requires travel to distant archives or repositories; 2) graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other Universities—US and abroad—research requires travel to Baker Library and other local archives; or 3) Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields, research requires travel away from Cambridge. Please send a CV, a 1-2 page summary of past academic research, a 2-3 page research proposal—include amount of grant required, and one letter of reference to Walter A. Friedman, Connell 301A, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. E-mail: wfriedman@hbs.edu by November 2 of the year preceding the year the Fellowship is to be used. Recommender is to send letter of reference directly to the above address.
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For more information on all these fellowships, please visit the HBS Fellowships website:

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