The Environmental Fellowships program is designed to provide doctoral candidates the opportunity to use Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems.
The goal of the program is to provide recent doctoral recipients with the opportunity to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. Each year, approximately six fellowships are awarded through a national competition.
Environmental fellows are typically awarded two years of funding, including an annual salary and tuition, plus up to $3,000 for research expenses. They also receive office space and access to libraries, laboratories, and other Harvard resources.
Environmental fellows may pursue any intellectual endeavor that advances the state-of-the-art in their particular field of study and makes use of Harvard’s world-class facilities. They are required to engage in relevant research at the University for at least 40 percent of their time (i.e., one day per week).
- Course Level: Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a PhD may apply if they have studied in fields where the PhD is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
- Study Subject: Fellowships are available in the Environmental program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems.
- Award: The fellowship includes a salary of $80,000 per year, employee health insurance eligibility, up to $2,500 reimbursement for relocation expenses and a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses.
- Number of Scholarships: 3
- Nationality: International students
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA
- Eligible Countries: International Students can apply for the fellowship.
- Entrance Requirements:
- Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a PhD may apply if they have studied in fields where the PhD is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
- Candidates who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and post-docs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research and host arrangements take them in new directions that are significantly distinct from their PhD research and forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor.
- Each candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office or lab space for the two-year fellowship.
- Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
- Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English.
- Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship. This fellowship requires residency in the Cambridge area and any fieldwork trip must be scheduled for the summer or January recess.
- English Language Requirements: Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English.
How to Apply
- Submissions:1. Please complete the following form and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs:
a) curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
b) a detailed research proposal, a maximum of five pages, references counted separately. Within the proposal, applicants should explain their reasons for applying to a Harvard residential environmental fellowship.
Note: While applicants should discuss the proposal with their potential faculty hosts, the final product should clearly be the work of the applicant.
c) up to three publications/writing samples. 2. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser.3. A letter of support is also required from the applicant’s host committing to serve as a mentor and explaining his or her commitment to the proposed research, including the provision of office or lab space and other support. Applicants are encouraged to ask their referees and hosts to email letters of reference as PDFs or, if necessary, as Word documents attached to the emails. Referees and hosts should send their letters directly to the attention of James Clem at the Center. You will receive an automated email once you have submitted this online form with attachments. The Center will notify applicants individually to confirm receipt of a complete application (online form, letters of reference, and letter of support).