Immigration Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce that the Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) will sponsor four fellows during academic year 2022-2023. 

The IIH Research Fellows Program provides opportunities for learning, mentorship, professional development, and community building for interdisciplinary doctoral students focused on immigrant origin children and youth. The Immigration Initiative at Harvard is currently inviting applications from advanced-level doctoral* students writing dissertations on issues related to the children of immigrants and their educational experiences and outcomes.

Qualifications/Requirements: The Fellowship, extending over two-years, requires bi-weekly participation in the Immigration Initiative seminar featuring monthly colloquium speakers and the opportunity to present and  receive feedback on ongoing Fellows’ work. Fellows are expected to regularly attend the bi-weekly year-long Colloquium. They will also be expected to develop Topical Briefs (under the supervision of the Director or an Executive Committee mentor) and will serve on IIH’s Student Advisory Board. Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend (to be awarded the first year of the two-year Fellowship)

*Advanced Ph.D. students appointed as IIH fellows must have officially passed their written and oral comprehensive exam and be in good academic standing. For the first year of this newly focused IIH Fellowship, funding preference will be given to students from HGSE. (To foster a vibrant community of scholars, students and faculty across Harvard will be invited to attend the bi-weekly colloquium series. In subsequent years, funding  opportunities may extend beyond HGSE.) 

Interested applicants should send the following to

  • Cover letter detailing interest in the Fellowship
  • Research statement (+/- 1,000 words)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Faculty letter of recommendation

Applications must be received by June 30, 2022. Applicants will be notified by mid-August. We will fund up to 4 graduate students. 

Should you have questions about the Immigration Fellows Program or the Immigration Initiative at Harvard, please email the IIH director, Carola Suárez-Orozco at