Applying to SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center

If you wish to apply for a visiting scholar position at SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center, please submit an application via the SCANCOR website. The application portal will open 2 months prior to each deadline. Please include a curriculum vitae, a project description of approximately two pages that describes the organizational and international aspects of your research project, and an example of writing in English (e.g., paper, article, chapter).

Upcoming Deadline:

November 1, 2022: Fall Semester 2023 or full academic year (Fall 2023-Spring 2024)

Please Note:

  • Applicants to SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center must be tenure-track or tenured to be eligible.
  • Visiting scholar appointments do not provide stipends
  • Please plan to visit for one or two full semesters (late August to early December in the fall, and late January to early May in the spring).

Applicants are advised to plan their arrivals in advance of the start of a Harvard academic semester and not at mid-term. Courses, seminars, and workshops are very difficult to enter once they have begun. Consult the Harvard web site for the appropriate academic calendars. Faculty of Arts and Sciences

US federal government regulations require Visiting Scholars to obtain J1 visas for the period of residence at SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center. The US federal government also requests proof of funding for the time of the visit and proof of sufficient proficiency in the English language such as a TOEFL score or signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school.

Visiting scholars at SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center are intended to strengthen the international organizational research community without regard to disciplinary boundaries. All appointments are residential fellowships; visitors are expected to be in residence at Weatherhead throughout their stay, and to be active participants in the intellectual life of the Weatherhead Center while in residence.

Applicants from SCANCOR charter member and associate member institutions:

Danish applicants must be tenure-track or tenured faculty affiliated with one of the SCANCOR member institutions in Denmark, including: Aalborg University, Copenhagen Business School, Roskilde University, and University of Southern Denmark.

Finnish applicants must be tenure-track or tenured faculty affiliated with one of the SCANCOR member institutions in Finland, including: Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki), Lappeenranta University of Technology, Liikesivistysrahasto Foundation for Economic Education, University of Turku - Turku School of Economics, University of Oulu - Oulu Business School, University of Helsinki - Faculty of Social Sciences, Åbo Academy University, University of Jyväskylä, and University of Vaasa.

Norwegian applicants must be tenure-track or tenured faculty affiliated with one of the SCANCOR member institutions in Norway, including: University of Oslo - Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo - Faculty of Education Science, the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen,  NHH - Norwegian School of Economics, BI – Norwegian Business School, Nord University, NTNU - Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, University of Agder, Oslo Metropolitan University, and UiT – the Artic University of Norway.

Swedish applicants to SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center must be tenure-track or tenured faculty members in good standing in their countries.

Applicants from Germany, Austria, and Italy must be tenure-track or tenured faculty members at one of the SCANCOR-affiliated institutions in those countries, which include the University of Mannheim, Friedrich Schiller University at Jena, WU-Wien, and the University of Bologna.

Review of Applications

Appointments are made by the Weatherhead Executive Committee, in consultation with the SCANCOR Board of Directors. Applications from institutions in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden always receive an in-country review in advance of evaluation by the Weatherhead Executive Committee.

Selection is based on a judgment of the likely contribution that a stay at SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center will make to the production of high-quality research. This judgment is based primarily on the quality and relevance of the research abilities of the applicant. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars who have made plans to pursue research topics or collaborations that could not be pursued in their home countries.

We strive for parity in regard to nationality and seek a viable mix in terms of academic rank and gender. We also consider whether the proposed research contributes to the Weatherhead project of international research. These factors help us select scholars who will be able to make the best use of Harvard and the Weatherhead community.

If you are planning to collect data on living human subjects while you are in residence at Weatherhead, you will be expected to comply with University rules regarding what in the US is referred to as “human-subjects research,” including an institutional review board (IRB) evaluation of your proposed inquiry. Harvard’s IRB process is detailed here: