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APPLY for a Visiting Researcher or Postdoctoral Fellow Position for Academic Year 2023-24

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 November 2022 to join the Harvard-China Project during the academic year 2023-2024 (typically between August 2023 and August 2024, although visits that fall outside of the academic year would also be considered). The application deadline will be early January 2023, and admissions decisions will be communicated in late January. Applicants from all geographic regions are welcome to apply, with some preference for applicants from China and India. Due to the geographical focus of our research, Chinese language skills are sometimes advantageous, 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.