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


    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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    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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    Course Guide

    HUCE has compiled a list of Harvard courses most relevant to environmental studies. All attempts are made to ensure accuracy of listed course information; however, for up-to-date listings of Faculty of Arts and Sciences courses, visit My.Harvard.

    For a comprehensive list of courses offered at Harvard, visit the University's Course Catalog.

    Undergraduates who are interested in environmental sciences may wish to pursue the following concentrations and...

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