Harvard University Environmental Fellowship Program

Willing to get an environmental fellowship? The Harvard University Center for the Environment is pleased to announce Environmental Fellowship Program.  If you have a doctorate degree or equivalent degree in any field, you are considered to be eligible. The Environmental Fellows will get a chance to work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department. Selected candidates will get $62,000 per year, health insurance and travel expenses.

Harvard University is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was established in year 1636. Harvard is committed to fostering the development of talented scholars with an interest in environmental research.


  • Candidates for 2016 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2012 and August 2016. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2015.)
  • Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
  • 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. The Center strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.
  • 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.
  • 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 and forge new connections within the University.
  • Harvard candidates should notpropose 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.
  • Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship.

How to Apply:

Candidates those who are interested can apply through the given link: http://environment.harvard.edu/application

Supporting Documents:

  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
  • Detailed research proposal, 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.
  • Up to three publications/writing samples.
  • Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser.
  • 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 any financial commitments.
  • 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 jean Gauthier at the centerat environmental_fellows-at-harvard.edu.

Award Amount:

The fellowship include a salary of $62,000 per year, employee  health insurance eligibility, up to $2,500 reimbursement for travel expenses, a $2,500 allowance for travel and other professional expenses.

Application Deadline:

Last date of submitting online application form is January 13, 2016.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

For more information you can questions to James Clem, the HUCE managing director
clem -at- fas.harvard.edu


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