The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History

The postdoctoral fellowship, open to early career scholars, is to be awarded for twelve months’ residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship has two purposes. The first is to enable scholars who have already demonstrated an engagement with business history broadly defined to deepen their knowledge of teaching pedagogy and research methods in the discipline. The fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to course development in MBA and doctoral courses in business history. They will also take part in a weekly research seminar in the fall of each year in which leading scholars from around the world present their work. The second purpose is to enable an early career scholar to develop their work in the discipline. The fellow is encouraged to submit an article to Business History Review during their fellowship year. They might also organize a research conference on a subject related to their research.


Applicants are expected to hold a PhD by the time of the start of the fellowship. They should submit a CV, an undergraduate transcript and a graduate-school record, thesis abstract, and writing sample (such as an article or a book chapter). Applicants should also provide a brief research statement explaining the topics, objectives, and design for the specific research to be undertaken during the fellowship. Finally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted online through interfolio or by email message sent directly by recommenders to with the applicant’s name in the subject line. The fellowship will be decided, and all applicants notified by mid-January. The Fellowship will begin July 1, 2023. Applications must be submitted online no later than November 15, 2022.


Applicants should apply online using the following link:


You can find more information about the fellowship on BHI’s fellowship webpage: