Research Associate Program

Doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and scholars working on questions related to science and religion, at Harvard or beyond, are eligible to apply for research associate status with the Science, Religion and Culture program. Research associates carry out their own research in connection with the program’s intellectual life. They have access to leadership and professional development opportunities, peer support, and a broad collaborative community doing work at the nexus of multiple fields. Though candidates may come from any discipline, ideal associates have an expressed background in science studies and/or religious studies broadly conceived. Research associates are required to present research of their choosing at the SRC year-end symposium.

Research Associates are encouraged to participate in the SRC Colloquium, part of the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminars on Science, Religion and Culture organized by SRC. The seminars are bi-weekly colloquia where scholars at different stages of their careers present and discuss their work. 

Associates are also invited to attend Fellows Lunches. Led by Professor Ragab, fellows lunches are closed meetings held throughout the year where invited faculty members present their work or work in progress and discuss different issues related to their research, writing, and scholarship.

Applying for the Research Associate Program:

To apply for the program, please submit the following materials:

a.  Cover Letter: A cover letter of 1–2 pages explaining your interest in the study of science, religion, and culture, and why you would like to be a part of this program specifically.

b. Curriculum vitae

Send your application as a single PDF to

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year are due on May, 20th 2017.

Ana Isabel Keilson

Coordinator, Aesthetics, Embodiment, and Cultures of Modernity Working Group
Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2018-2019
Timo Helenius

Timo Helenius

Research Associate, 2017-

Timo Helenius received his PhD in philosophy from Boston College. He previously obtained his Master's degree (eximia cum laude) in the philosophy of...

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