Fellow status is available to individuals holding a doctoral degree (or its equivalent), as well as to advanced doctoral candidates who have completed all required coursework and wish to pursue dissertation or independent research at Harvard. Fellows are welcome to audit courses and to attend departmental seminars, conferences and workshops. 

Applications for Fellow are reviewed by department faculty each November and March for the following academic year. The key determinant in the acceptance of a Fellow is whether or not the scholar’s research interests are closely aligned with those of a member of our faculty.  

For information to apply as a Fellow, please contact Kate Pilson at lingdept@fas.harvard.edu.