Eight doctoral candidates of exceptional promise have joined the Society of Fellows as Junior Fellows. The society gives scholars at early stages of their careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements. They must demonstrate exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness.

Junior Fellows are selected by the Senior Fellows, who administer the society with the president of the University and the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, ex officio. Those elected receive three-year fellowships. The stipend for Junior Fellows in their first year is $52,000. In addition, the facilities of all branches of the University, both for instruction and for research, are open to Junior Fellows without charge. The Society of Fellows was organized in 1933 under the terms of a gift from A. Lawrence Lowell, then president emeritus of Harvard. This gift was made in memory of Lowell’s wife and is known as the Anna Parker Lowell Fund.

The new Junior Fellows

Lisa Boulanger (neurobiology) B.A., Boston University; M.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Jochen Brocks (organic bio-geochemistry) B.S., M.S., University of Frieberg; Ph.D. candidate, University of Sydney.

Michael Gordin (history of science) A.B., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Adriaan Lanni (ancient history – classical Athenian law) B.A., Yale University; M. Phil., University of Cambridge; J.D., Yale Law School; Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan.

Lubos Motl (theoretical physics – string theory) B.Sc., Charles University, Prague; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Botond Roska (neurobiology) M.D., Semmelvies Medical School, Budapest; Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkeley.

Jane Tolmie (English) B.A., M.A., Yale University; A.M., Harvard University; D. Phil., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Jing Yuen Tsu (modern Chinese literary and cultural studies) B.A., M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University.