The Berger-Howe Fellowship is offered every other year at Harvard Law School. The next Berger-Howe Fellow will be in residence from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. A call for applications will be posted in the fall of 2023.
Harvard Law School invites applications for the Berger-Howe Fellowship for the academic year 2022-2023. Eligible applicants include those who have a first law degree, who have completed the required coursework for a doctorate, or who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree. A J.D. is preferred, but not required. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable the fellow to complete a major piece of writing in the field of legal history, broadly defined, as the fellow seeks to begin or establish an academic career in legal history. There are no limitations as to geographical area or time period. With occasional exceptions, previous fellows have gone on to pursue faculty appointments or other fellowships in American universities.
Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time on their own research. They also help coordinate the Harvard Law School Legal History Workshop, which meets four or five times each semester. Fellows are invited to present their own work at the colloquium. Fellows will be required to be in residence at the law school during the academic year (September through May).
Each interested applicant should submit:
• a detailed (five pages maximum) description of a proposed project,
• a writing sample,
• a comprehensive résumé or curriculum vitae that gives the applicant’s educational background, publications, works in progress, and other relevant experience, and
• copies of official transcripts of all academic work done at the graduate level. The applicant should arrange for two academic references to be submitted electronically.
The deadline for applications is January 28, 2022, and announcement of the award will be made by February 28, 2022.
The fellow selected will receive a stipend of $38,000.
The Berger-Howe Fellowship is offered every other year at Harvard Law School.
The next Berger-Howe Fellow will be in residence from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. A call for applications will be posted in the fall of 2023.
Harvard Law School selects individuals for fellowships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.