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Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships for International Students in USA

Harvard Library is inviting scholars who want to pursue projects that require in-depth research on Houghton Library‡s holdings to participate in Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships program. The applications must be submitted for the academic year 2023-2024.

This fellowship program is open to candidates from all countries and of any nationality. International applicants in possession of a J-1 visa can also participate. Applications from students and scholars from underrepresented groups in academia, including women, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, first-generation scholars, and persons with disabilities, are particularly welcomed. The fellowship is valued at a stipend of $4,500 for the tenure of the appointment of selected candidates.

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Harvard Library is the libraries and archives of Harvard University. They are the champions of curiosity and aim to be global leaders in expanding world knowledge and intellectual exploration. Harvard expands intellectual frontiers and remains in awe of what they do not yet know.

Harvard Library‡s efforts are motivated and powered by working collaboratively, embracing diverse perspectives, championing access, aiming for the extraordinary, and always leading with curiosity. They aspire to be global leaders in expanding world knowledge and intellectual exploration.

Application Deadline: The deadline for application submission is Friday, January 20, 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Harvard Library
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Doctoral or Postdoctoral
  • Award: $4,500
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in the USA.


  • Eligible Countries: All domestic and international students are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Candidates can apply for the Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships at Harvard library.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be on a J-1 visa status.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants can submit their applications for the opportunity online. All eligible candidates will be considered.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • a project proposal (1,000 words maximum)
  • a preliminary list of Houghton collection materials
  • a curriculum vitae
  • one letter of reference
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants are required to produce a written summary of their experience working with the collections.
  • Language Requirement: The applicants must demonstrate the needed level of English language proficiency.


The Harvard Library will award fellowship stipends of $4,500 to help support the selected visiting fellows during the tenure of their appointment.

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