Advanced Training Programs

The Harvard-Yenching Institute Advanced Training Programs were first held in 2009. With the aim of field development, the programs select and bring together a small group of promising young Asian scholars in particular fields of the humanities and social sciences either at Harvard or at one of HYI’s partner universities in Asia.

The Institute runs two different types of training program:

Training Programs held in Asia

Training programs held in Asia are typically proposed by HYI alumni and hosted by HYI partner universities. The programs seek to bring together students and scholars from different disciplines across Asia and beyond to create a new network conducive to collaborative research. As part of the programs, HYI and its co-sponsoring institutions organize a series of lectures. Following the conclusion of each training program, a small number of outstanding trainees may be selected and invited to come to the Institute for a one-year research stay during the next academic year. Learn more about training programs held in Asia, including guidelines for HYI alumni on how to apply to organize a program.

Training Programs held at Harvard

The Harvard-Yenching Institute also co-sponsors training programs held in Cambridge. These programs involve close work with faculty members in relevant fields at Harvard and other major universities in the United States. The Training Program visiting scholars and fellows join academic activities organized by the academic community at large. The program aims to increase scholars’ knowledge of new work in their field and to foster collaborative work as a community. Learn more about training programs held at Harvard.