Visiting Fellows in
The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations seeks to
accelerate critical thinking about the role and leadership
of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations through
research, education and practice. The Visiting Fellows in
Residence Program is for non-Harvard scholars who wish to
pursue their own work while in residence at the Hauser
Center in association with Harvard-affiliated faculty. The
Hauser Visiting Fellows have strong intellectual interests
grounded either in significant practical accomplishments
within the nonprofit sector or in scholarly inquiry into
the nature or dynamics of nonprofit and nongovernmental
organizations in the US and internationally. Visiting
Fellows are encouraged in their work and affiliation with
the Center to bridge all three levels of academic work:
research, teaching and practical application.
Visiting Fellowships typically extend from September until
May of one academic year, although applications for a
shorter fellowship may be considered. Affiliation with the
Hauser Center implies a close working engagement with the
individuals and activities at the Center.
Applicants must have at least one Harvard faculty sponsor
and are expected to spend a significant amount of time in
residence at the Center and participate in its intellectual
life. The faculty sponsor must be a Hauser Center
affiliate. Please see a list of faculty affiliates
Visiting Fellows are
responsible for securing their own funding
the full costs of their fellowship which includes shared
office space and access to Harvard resources (e.g.
libraries, events and facilities). Costs for an academic
year are approximately $8,900.
The program uses the following criteria:
• Intellectual accomplishments of the applicant and quality
of proposed projects.
• Fit of interests and projects with interests and
activities of the Hauser Center Faculty and Associates;
priority will be given to scholars whose work intersects
with the domains of practice.
• Likelihood of individual's future
contribution to nonprofit scholarship, teaching or service.
• Likelihood of individual’s future contribution to the
intellectual community within the Center and the
To be eligible, please file a formal application.
Applications may be submitted at any time online, but
decisions will be announced two times a year: February and