Deadline approaching: Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History

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


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:

Harvard University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Ms. Felice Whittum

Manager, Business History Initiative

Production Manager, Business History Review Harvard Business School

Tel: 617-495-6179

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