Environmental Fellows at the Harvard University

Deadline: 14 January 2015
Open to: PhD holders
Fellowship: annual stipend of $60,000, travel allowance, health insurance


The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines.


  • Candidates should have received their terminal degree between May 2011 and August 2015. (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;
  • Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world;
  • Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships.


The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $60,000, eligibility for health insurance, a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits.


Potential candidates should start early to identify and establish a relationship with a Harvard faculty member to host his or her research. The host will be a mentor to the fellow and will provide office space and basic administrative support. Applicants are encouraged to use the Center’s faculty list as a starting point only.

To apply, fill out the online application form HERE.

Three letters of reference and a letter of support by the applicant’s host are required. Referees and hosts should send their letters directly to the attention of Jean Gauthier at the Center at environmental_fellows@harvard.edu.

Application deadline is 14 January 2015.

For more information read the official call HERE.

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