Coordinate Research Program


The Coordinate Research Program provides Harvard faculty with a chance to invite faculty members to join them in collaborative research projects in established Asian Studies. While joint research is the primary focus, collaboration may also include co-organizing conferences and workshops.

We are unable to accept applications from individual scholars who are not working with a Harvard faculty member. The application materials for this program must be submitted by the nominating Harvard faculty member.

Terms and conditions

Grants are made to qualified scholars to permit them to spend between 3 and 9 months at Harvard. The grant consists of economy fare roundtrip transportation to Cambridge, a monthly stipend, housing, and medical insurance for the individual scholar. This grant is not intended to extend the stay of a scholar currently in the United States. Applicants must be based at an institution of higher education outside of the United States at the time of application. Preference will be given to scholars at Asia-based universities. Graduate students cannot be nominated for this program.

Application Process

There are two deadlines for submission of applications to the program each year: April 15 and October 15. The nominating faculty should submit a letter explaining the collaborative nature of the project as well as an application form to be filled out by the nominated scholar [download application form] and the scholar’s CV. Harvard faculty will normally be limited to hosting a maximum of two coordinate scholars in any five-year period. Candidates to this competitive application process will be notified of the selection committee’s decision no later than six weeks after the application deadline.