The three-year fellowships are available to early-career scholars conducting leading-edge research in any of the College’s discipline areas. Among the most selective and best-supported of its kind in the country, the program offers independence from the constraints of particular grants, enabling recipients to devote themselves to innovative research without being tied to specific outcomes or teaching responsibilities.
“We have recruited truly impressive cohorts of early-career researchers in the past two cycles, and we are eager to build on that success in the coming year,” said Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences.
The fellowships confer generous salaries, benefits and research support, in addition to opportunities for professional development and enrichment. Fellows will meet regularly during the academic year and participate in an annual symposium.
Each fellow is hosted by a faculty member for their entire fellowship period.
More than 260 candidates have submitted applications in each of the last two cycles, spanning more than two dozen disciplines. Eight scholars were selected in the second cohort and six in the first. Research topics have ranged from premodern conceptions of slavery to contemporary Chinese art practices; from how people make decisions to algebraic combinatorics.
The fellowships are made possible by Seth Klarman ’79, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Beth Schultz Klarman. Seth Klarman is CEO of the Boston-based Baupost Group, LLC; Beth Klarman is president of The Klarman Family Foundation.
Linda B. Glaser is news and media relations manager for the College of Arts & Sciences