Applicants must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in April 2018 or later. Those applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive such a degree no later than August 2021.
The fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral training program. The salary is $68,000/year plus fringe benefits, including health insurance eligibility. Fellows are also awarded $17,500 in total for research expenses and $3,000 towards a manuscript workshop in the second year.
Social and economic inequality are urgent problems for our society, with implications for a range of outcomes from economic growth and political stability to crime, public health, family wellbeing, and social trust. The Inequality in America Initiative Postdoctoral Program seeks applications from scholars interested in joining an interdisciplinary network of Harvard researchers who are working to address the multiple challenges of inequality and uncover solutions. In 2021, we expect to appoint four fellows, with two positions dedicated to scholars whose work focuses specifically on issues of racial and ethnic inequality.
This postdoctoral training program is intended to seed new research directions; facilitate collaboration and mentorship across disciplines; and develop new leaders in the study of inequality who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact policy. The program director will pair each fellow with two Harvard faculty mentors, including one from outside the fellow’s primary discipline