Resources at Harvard
Harvard has vast resources for the support of student research. These include the holdings of libraries, archives, and museums, a panoply of research institutes and workshops, and support for grant and fellowship applications.
Grants and Fellowships
The Fellowships Office of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of resources for students seeking funding in excess of that in excess of the standard admission package.
“Harvard Fellowships” details the internal fellowships available on a competitive basis. [http://gsas.harvard.edu/current_students/harvard_fellowships.php]
“Graduate Guide to Grants” [http://gsas.harvard.edu/current_students/graduate_guide_to_grants.php] is a database listing of fellowships and grants for graduate students. The database is searchable on a variety of criteria (citizenship, stage of study, research abroad, fellowship deadlines, etc.).
“Harvard Guide to Postdoctoral Fellowships” [http://gsas.harvard.edu/current_students/the_harvard_guide_to_postdoctoral_fellowships.php] likewise provides comprehensive search tools for postdoctoral fellowships.
“Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years” [http://gsas.harvard.edu/current_students/scholarly_pursuits.php] includes model application essays, and covers topics such as publication and managing mentor relationships.
The Director of Fellowships offers individualized consultation on fellowships proposals, input which many American Studies students have found invaluable.