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University Traveling Fellowships for Dissertation Research or Post-Graduate Research

The Kennedy, Knox and Sheldon Traveling Fellowships, as they are collectively known, and the Australian Graduate Research Fellowships were established to support a full academic year (September-June) of research or study abroad. The competition is open to Harvard graduate/doctoral students or current students who will graduate from one of Harvard's professional schools by May 2015.

Candidates for these fellowships should have an outstanding academic record, a feasible and well-defined project, and good standing within their school. Fellowships are $24,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year. The amount is likely to be similar for 2015-2016. Fellowship recipients are required to live at their research or study destinations for the length of the academic year. These fellowships are not intended to support multiple trips to research destinations for students who are based in Cambridge or elsewhere in the United States during the year. They are not available to support project periods of less than a full academic year.

The terms of the different fellowships stipulate the following:

Sinclair Kennedy Fellowships
Kennedy Fellowships support research at destinations outside of the United States. Students enrolling at foreign universities are not eligible for these funds.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships
Knox Fellowships support research and/or study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the United Kingdom. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Frederick Sheldon Fellowships
Sheldon Fellowships support research, study and/or travel abroad or within the United States (although not at Harvard University or in the Boston area). While the Sheldon Fellowship permits travel in the United States, the primary intention of this fellowship is to help students spend an academic year abroad.

Australian Graduate Research Scholarships
Australian Graduate Research Scholarships are awarded to Harvard doctoral students to support a full academic year of research and/or fieldwork in Australia. The research must relate directly to the student's doctoral thesis and recipients are required to live at their research destination for the entire academic year.

The University Traveling Fellowships have a single set of program guidelines.
The University Traveling Fellowships have a single application form.


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