Harvard University Environmental Fellows Program 2018


Deadline: 17th January 2018, 5pm (EST)

Location: USA

Duration: 2 years

Funding: Salary of $66,000 per year, employee health insurance eligibility, $2,500 allowance for travel and other professional expenses


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 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.


Open to anyone with a doctorate or comparable terminal degree awarded between May 2014 and August 2018

Application Process:

1. Please complete the following form and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs:
a) curriculum vitae including list of publications.
b) 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.
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 at e[email protected].

Please be sure to closely read the Program Requirements and FAQ.

Please visit the official website for more information.