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WAPPP offers non-stipendiary fellowships to exceptional scholars who are conducting gender-related research in one of WAPPP’s three focal areas: Work and Gender Equity (WAGE), Gender and Politics, and Gender and Conflict. By conducting research and engaging with faculty and students at Harvard Kennedy School and beyond, the fellows enrich the intellectual life of the center.


When I joined the WAPPP community as a Research Fellow I had no idea that this supportive group of scholars would have such an impact on me personally and professionally. For the first time in my career, I was given the space to bring my whole self to the work that I was doing as both a mom and a researcher studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on working parents, childcare, and gender equity.

— Alicia Sasser Modestino, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC POLICY AND URBAN AFFAIRS AND ECONOMICS AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY; WAPPP FELLOW 2020-2022
 

Program Details
Responsibilities

WAPPP Fellows are expected to participate actively in weekly seminars and to attend and present papers at other seminars relevant to their interests. Research fellows will also be expected to complete a book, monograph, scholarly article, or other significant publication during their period of residence.

Stipend

The WAPPP fellowship does not offer a stipend. Office space in the WAPPP suite will be provided on a case-by-case basis. Please note in your cover letter whether or not you would like to be considered for office space.

Applications

Applicants should submit one complete copy of the following items:

  1. A cover letter with a current email address, and phone number; please also list whether you are seeking a residential (office space) or non-residential fellowship; and desired fellowship term (full academic year, fall term only, spring term only, other to be discussed).
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A description of the proposed project including the background, nature, importance, specific objectives, and methodology of the project, no longer than five pages;
  4. One writing sample (multiple samples will not be considered) pertinent to the application; and
  5. Two letters of recommendation addressed to the WAPPP Research Fellow Selection Committee and emailed by the recommender to laura_botero@hks.harvard.edu.

Applications for the 2023-2024  academic year are due by Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Please subscribe to WAPPP's email list to receive the latest information on fellowship opportunities.