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Harvard University Center for the Environment Fellowships in USA, 2019

The Harvard Fellowships Center for the Environment is awarding approximately six environmental fellowships for the 2019 cohort. Fellowships are available in the Environmental program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems.

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 will 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.

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Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English.

Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 16, 2019
  • Course Level: Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are available in the Environmental program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems.
  • Award: The fellowship includes a salary of $68,000 per year, employee health insurance eligibility, and a $2,500 allowance for travel and other professional expenses. The Environmental Fellows Program is open to anyone with a doctorate or comparable terminal degree awarded between May 2015 and August 2019. The Harvard University Center for the Environment expects to award approximately six fellowships for the 2019 cohort.
  • Number of Awards: Six environmental fellowships for the 2019 cohort.
  • Nationality: International students
  • The award can be taken in the USA

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: International Students can apply for the fellowship.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • Candidates for 2019 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2015 and August 2019. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2019.)
    • Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
    • Candidates who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and post-docs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research and host arrangements take them in new directions that are significantly distinct from their Ph.D. research and forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor.
    • Each candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office or lab space for the two-year fellowship.
    • Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
    • Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English.
    • Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship. This fellowship requires residency in the Cambridge area and any fieldwork trip must be scheduled for the summer or January recess.
  • English Language Requirements: Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English.

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Application Procedure:

Please be sure to closely read the Program Requirements and FAQ: http://environment.harvard.edu/environmental-fellows-program. Applications for the 2019 cohort are due by January 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. (EST). The Center will select a group of fellows and alternates by March 2019 and contact applicants with results at that time.

How to Apply:

  • Submissions: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.You will receive an automated email once you have submitted this online form with attachments. The Center will notify applicants individually to confirm receipt of a complete application (online form, letters of reference, and letter of support).

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