Please be sure to closely read the Program Requirements and FAQ. Applications for the 2018 cohort are due by January 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. (EST). The Center will select a group of fellows and alternates by March 2018 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 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 at

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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