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Language Study Fellowships

Language Study Fellowships enable doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences to engage in language study at the Harvard Summer School in Cambridge.

Purpose and Eligibility 

The Summer School Tuition Fellowships enable doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences to engage in language study at the Harvard Summer School in Cambridge, either to prepare for their department foreign language exam or to get ready for language needs related to the dissertation. This opportunity is for use in the summer following the G1, G2, or G3 year, but under special circumstances, students in later years may apply. This fellowship does not apply to Harvard Summer School programs that are conducted abroad nor at any other Harvard school or other institution; it is exclusively for Harvard Summer School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and exclusively for language study. 

Stipend and Tenure 

Winners of the Summer School Tuition Fellowship will receive a single tuition waiver for one language course at the Harvard Summer School. Enrollment in the chosen course will be based on availability: winners are advised to enroll promptly. 

Terms and Conditions 

  1. Students may apply either for a Graduate Society Summer Predissertation Fellowship or a Harvard Summer School Tuition Fellowship in the same year; they may not apply for both simultaneously. 
  2. Applicants for either summer fellowship may not apply for a Merit/Term-Time Fellowship during the same application year. 
  3. The Harvard Griffin GSAS financial aid provision of a Harvard Griffin GSAS Summer Research Award does not affect eligibility for the tuition waiver. 

Application Instructions for the Student 

Submit the following materials in CARAT by the deadline: March 4, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. 

  1. The application form (automatically generated by CARAT); 
  2. One-page proposal, double-spaced, describing the need for the language study; 
  3. Current transcript from Harvard. When applying for internal Harvard fellowships, students do not need to submit an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office. They may submit a copy of their grade report available online from my.harvard

 

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