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

    News & Events

    A key component of HUCE's mission is to strengthen and grow our community by connecting people at events and sharing the latest from our students and faculty.

    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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    Contact Us

    Harvard University Center for the Environment
    26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Phone: 617-495-0368

    The Center is located on the 4th floor of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, enter through the MCZ door and take the elevator (straight ahead) or stairs (to the left) to the fourth floor. You can also enter through the side door of MCZ and follow signs to the Center. This entrance is...

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