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APPLY for a Visiting Researcher or Postdoctoral Fellow Position for Academic Year 2021-22

Every year the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment, an interdisciplinary program based at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, appoints a number of visiting researchers from other universities and several postdoctoral fellows. Visiting researchers range from Ph.D. students (called “fellows” at Harvard) to junior and tenured faculty members (“visiting scholars”). Postdoctoral fellows must have received their Ph.D. degree by the time of their appointment; we will currently only consider postdoc applicants who have secured external funding as our internally funded positions are filled. We encourage those who have strong academic and research records related to our current research areas to apply for these opportunities. Applications will be online in January 2021, to join the Harvard-China Project during the academic year of 2021-2022 (typically between August 2021 and August 2022, although visits that fall outside of the academic year would also be considered). Please note that due to the geographical focus of our research, Chinese language skills are strongly preferred, but not strictly required.


Current Harvard Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The China Project welcomes inquiries from Harvard undergraduate and graduate students about participating in our research and advising theses and dissertations. We encourage inquiries from students with backgrounds and interests related to our current research areas

Depending on the match in interests, we involve student researchers from other Boston-area universities on occasion.


Prospective Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The China Project is a research program, not a degree-granting entity of Harvard University. To become a student, you must apply to a department or school of the university; see the admissions page of the main Harvard website. The "Environmental Course Guide" on the website of the Harvard University Center for the Environment gives guidance on environment-related courses and programs across the university.