Please be sure to closely read the Program Requirements. Applications for the 2016 cohort are due by January 13, 2016. The Center will select a group of fellows and alternates by March 2016, and contact applicants with results at that time.


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 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 Center at 

The Center will notify applicants to confirm receipt of a complete application.


The Abstract is limited to 175 words.
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