1. Visiting Scholars Program
This program offers younger faculty members in the humanities and social sciences the opportunity to undertake 10 months of independent research at Harvard University. The proposed research project should be related to the humanities and social sciences with an emphasis on culture. Applicants do not have to be working on Asian studies topics to be eligible, however, Asian and comparative studies are especially welcome. Successful applicants join researchers at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, and have access to the Harvard University libraries.
Eligible Fields: Fields of research in the humanities and social sciences to be considered are:Anthropology, Archaeology, Area and International Studies, Art and Architectural History, Geography, History (including economic and legal history), Linguistics, Literature, Media and Film Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Study of Religion, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
* Scholars in the fields of Economics, Education, Law, Psychology, and Public Administration may be considered, but must check with the Institute before submitting applications. Applicants do not have to be working on Asian studies topics to be eligible.
Only applicants whose universities are affiliated with HYI are eligible to apply. HYI can only accept applications submitted by the applicant’s international or foreign affairs office. Interested individuals should contact their International or Foreign Affairs Office for more information. The annual deadline for applications is September 15th. All applicants and university administrators will be notified of selection results by late February of the following year. The program begins on August 1st.
Please visit below webpages for more information on research proposal, recommendation letters, interviews and the application review process.
* Details can be found on the Ewha Portal-Faculty/Staff Bulletin Board.
2. Library Research Grant
For Asia-based senior scholars with proven publication records who have identified a specific collection of Asian-language materials uniquely available in the Harvard-Yenching Library.
Harvard-Yenching Library: https://library.harvard.edu/libraries/yenching
(has links to Korean Collection, Chinese Collection, Japanese Collection, etc.)
3. Boston College (BC) Ricci Institute–HYI Joint Visiting Researcher Fellowship Program
For full-time faculty members at Asia-based universities or research institutions. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their need to consult extensively both the Ricci Institute and the Harvard-Yenching Library collections. The Boston College Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in East Asia, including Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
4. HYI fellowship opportunities for graduate students or junior faculty
The Advanced Training Programs held in Asia bring together a small group of promising young Asian scholars in particular fields of the humanities and social sciences to attend a 7-10 day-long program held at one of HYI’s partner institutions in Asia. These programs seek to bring together students and scholars from different disciplines across Asia and beyond to create a new network conducive to collaborative research.
5. HYI Fellowship for Regional Studies – East Asia (RSEA) Master’s Program
This fellowship opportunity may be of interest to undergraduate students. The RSEA Master’s program is a Harvard degree program, and offers graduate training in the languages, societies and cultures of East Asia. The program offers additional course preparation and mentorship for promising students to make them more competitive for admission to leading Ph.D. programs. HYI’s full fellowship (tuition, living stipend, health insurance, and airfare) covers the two-year M.A. degree at Harvard.