Rajawali Fellows Program - Harvard Kennedy School

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The Rajawali Fellows Program allows visiting scholars and practitioners to engage in independent research projects pertaining to various Asian public policy issues and challenges. Rajawali Fellows have access to a wide range of academic resources at Harvard, including libraries, e-resources, course auditing (subject to instructor approval), research centers, and scholars.

Fellows will receive a certificate upon satisfactory completion of their program requirements at a Farewell Luncheon at the end of the academic year, but no degrees will be conferred. Fellows have access to working stations equipped with shared computers and printer that is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If needed and available, fellows may pay an additional fee for a dedicated office space which includes the use of a dedicated computer and a telephone line. Fellows appointment begins in August and ends in June.

Visiting Scholars/Practitioners participate in Thursday Seminars to present their research and exchange views with their colleagues. Pre-Doctoral Fellows participate in Tuesday Workshops which allow them to present their works in progress as well as network with other Ph.D. students in the Boston area.

In addition to academic pursuits, Rajawali Fellows are encouraged to explore the various cultural and historical activities available in the Boston area. The Ash Center hosts several events and trips throughout the year for fellows including a Harvard Football game outing, apple picking, Plimoth Plantation, Thanksgiving dinners, and a BBQ party.


Fellows must:

Be fluent in both written and spoken English; Be capable of independent research; Participate in weekly research seminars or workshops; and Submit a final paper in order to qualify for the program completion certificate.


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The Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia does not offer any financial support for individuals’ expenses, such as living costs, insurance, or Center affiliation and residency fees. In the past, Fellows have funded their affiliation through the Fulbright Foundation, China Scholarship Council, and use of personal funds.

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