The Harvard University Center for the Environment is an interdisciplinary hub of research, learning, and collaboration for all things environmental on campus and beyond. 


    Through a variety of grants, fellowships, and collaborative efforts, HUCE supports research related to the environment at every level. 


    Use a variety of search tools to discover how Harvard is confronting the climate-energy challenge through innovative research, education, and outreach.


    Summer Undergraduate Research Fund

    The Center for the Environment’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fund provides financial support for student research projects related to the environment. In the context of this program, 'environment' refers to understanding the relationships and balances of the natural and constructed world around us, with a particular emphasis on understanding how anthropogenic activities and policies affect the environment, including the intimate relationships between energy use and demand, environmental integrity and quality, human health, and climate change.... Read more about Summer Undergraduate Research Fund

    Research Areas

    Learn more about the environmentally-related efforts and happenings across a variety of disciplines at each of Harvard's schools. 


    The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) encourages research and education about the environment and its many interactions with human society.

    The Center draws its strength from faculty members and students across the University who make up a remarkable intellectual community of scholars, researchers, and teachers of diverse fields including chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, engineering and applied sciences, history, biology, public health and medicine, government, business, economics, religion, literature, and the law. The most pressing problems facing...

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    Open Access Policy

    Harvard has pioneered measures to promote open access and move toward a publishing system that is in keeping with the University’s goals of disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. One of these measures is an open-access policy that has the effect of allowing open distribution of research articles.

    HUCE is committed to advancing these university-wide goals, and its research community, including its postdoctoral Environmental Fellows, will provide an electronic copy of the author’s final version of each scholarly article to the appropriate...

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    Faculty Grants for Exploratory Research

    Faculty members with seed grant projects should consider applying to the Climate Change Solutions Fund. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, this program supports research and policy initiatives intended to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources; to develop methods for diminishing the impact of existing carbon-based energy systems on the climate; and to propel scientific, technological, legal, policy, and artistic innovations needed to...

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