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Call for Applications: Harvard Medieval Studies Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, June 20, 2024

June 20

The Committee on Medieval Studies invites applications for its Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, which offers qualified students in Harvard College the opportunity to work closely with scholars across the disciplines on research projects and initiatives. Unlike research assistants in most other departments, Research Fellows are employed directly by the Committee on Medieval Studies, and work with different faculty members throughout the year on a variety of short- and longer-term initiatives. This allows the Fellows the opportunity to develop relationships with an interdisciplinary group of scholars, and to participate in a range of research tasks within the broad field of Medieval Studies. Fellows should expect to work a maximum of six hours each week during the 2024-25 academic year; a stipend of $1500 per semester will be paid to each Fellow.

All current second- and third-year students in any discipline whose work focuses on Medieval Studies are eligible to apply for the Fellows Program. In addition to a cover letter detailing their interest in the program and their academic background in Medieval Studies, and a resumé indicating their research skills (e.g. database, web design, language knowledge, training with manuscripts, etc.), applicants also should arrange for a letter of recommendation to be submitted under separate cover from a faculty member, attesting to their academic and research potential.

Completed applications may be sent to: Undergraduate Research Fellows, Harvard University Committee on Medieval Studies, Barker Center 120, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138. Electronic submissions (in PDF format) can be sent to Sean Gilsdorf (gilsdorf@fas.harvard.edu). All materials must be received by Friday, 20 June 2024 for full consideration.