CID's Visiting Researcher Program welcomes PhD and Postdoc researchers to pursue their research for a year in residence at Harvard Kennedy School  and join the tight-knit research community at CID. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend community events, seminars, and meetings, exchange best practices and ideas, discuss research, and network with the broader CID and HKS communities.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Economic Development PhD Research Fellowships


This fellowship is for current PhD students who have finished their coursework. Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue their own economic development research, receiving guidance from a CID faculty affiliate. PhD Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $20,000 to be in residence at Harvard Kennedy School starting September 2024 for up to nine months. Successful applicants must come from a PhD institution in a UniCredit Foundation country (Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia), and their research can focus anywhere in the world. Given the high cost of living in Cambridge, MA, scholars are encouraged to seek additional funding from their home institutions. This opportunity is made possible by support from the UniCredit Foundation. Application open until April 25, 2024 23:59 PM ET. The deadline to submit recommendation letters is May 1, 2024 at 23:59 PM ET. 

Participants will be expected to deliver:

  • A presentation on your research at CID
  • Submission of two research progress reports
  • A blog summarizing your research and experience towards the end of the fellowship

Successful applicants must be:

  • Current PhD student who has completed their coursework in Economics or Public Policy, although additional fields such as Education, Politics, Computer Science or other pertinent fields may be considered.
  • From an institution located in a UniCredit Foundation country (Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia)
  • Working on economic development research anywhere in the world
  • Willing to relocate to Cambridge, MA for the entirety of the fellowship
  • Strong English oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated academic excellence

Interested candidates can submit an application through this link. Applications must include:

  • Home country institution
  • A personal statement (Max 2 pages)
  • A research statement (Max 3 pages)
  • A current CV
  • Academic transcripts from all degrees received and in progress (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic (preferred) or professional references (will be requested through the application process)

Applications will not be reviewed unless all pieces of the application have been received.

Applications deadline is April 25, 2024 at 23:59 PM ET
CLOSED OPPORTUNITIES

Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowships


Eligible applicants will have received their PhD within five years of the fellowship’s start date and are working on education research related to a UniCredit Foundation country (Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia). Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $50,000 to be in residence at Harvard Kennedy School starting September 2024 until June 2025. Alternative dates may be considered. This opportunity is made possible by support from the UniCredit Foundation

Participants will be expected to deliver:

  • A presentation on your research at CID
  • Submission of two research progress reports
  • A blog summarizing your research and experience towards the end of the fellowship

Successful applicants must: 

  • Have received their PhD within five years of the fellowship’s start date (ideally in Economics or Public Policy, although additional fields such as Education, Politics, Computer Science, or other pertinent fields may be considered).
  • Be working on education research related to a UniCredit Foundation country (Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia).
  • Be willing to relocate to Cambridge, MA, for the entirety of the fellowship
  • Have strong English oral and written communication skills
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence

This application cycle has closed. 

Industrial Policy Postdoctoral Research Fellowships


The Reimagining the Economy Project, in collaboration with the Center for International Development, is looking to hire two postdoctoral fellows for a one-year fellowship, to work on industrial policy in developing countries. We are interested in how different countries are using industrial policy to target specific sectors, job creation, and innovation, as well as the underlying institutional structures and state capacity to implement such policy. During the fellowship period, fellows will be expected to work on an academic paper (or book), write blogs, participate in workshops and study groups, and engage with the broader student and research community at the Harvard Kennedy School.  The final application deadline is March 11, 2024. 

Participants will be expected to deliver:

  • A presentation on your research at CID
  • Work on an academic paper (or book)
  • A blog summarizing your research and experience towards the end of the fellowship
  • Participate in workshops and study groups, and engage with the broader student and research community 

Successful applicants must: 

  • Have received their PhD within five years of the fellowship’s start date (ideally in Economics or Public Policy), ideally from a developing country
  • Prior research or background in some of the questions that the Reimagining the Economy Project is  interested in
  • Be willing to relocate to Cambridge, MA, for the entirety of the fellowship
  • Have strong English oral and written communication skills
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence

This application cycle is closed. 

Education in Colombia Postdoctoral Research Fellow


The Colombia Education Initiative is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow for a one-year fellowship in Cambridge, to work on an analytical overview of the education system in Colombia. They will compile and assess existing research on education policy and programs and synthesize into a background paper, with the guidance and oversight of the research faculty. 

This postdoctoral fellow will work closely with CID faculty and relevant Colombian stakeholders with the opportunity to co-author papers for new work. This fellow will also have the opportunity to work on their own research agenda. This position will include significant travel to Colombia. The final application deadline is March 11, 2024. Recommendation letters are due by March 15, 2024. 

The Postdoctoral fellow will be expected to deliver:

  • A report on the analytical overview of the education landscape in Colombia according to the agreed upon guidelines with principal investigators
  • A presentation on your research at CID
  • Trip reports from travel to Colombia
  • A blog summarizing your research and experience towards the end of the fellowship

Successful applicants must:

  • Have received their PhD within five years of the fellowship’s start date (ideally in Economics or Public Policy, or related fields such as Education)
  • Have a deep understanding of the education landscape in Colombia
  • Be willing to relocate to Cambridge, MA, for the entirety of the fellowship
  • Be willing to travel between Cambridge and Colombia
  • Have fluency in Spanish and strong English oral and written communication skills
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence

This application cycle is currently closed.