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Postdoctoral position in environment science is available at The Harvard University Center for the Environment. The scholarship includes a salary of $64,000 per year, up to $2,500 reimbursement for relocation expenses, employee health insurance eligibility and a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses.

The Harvard University Center for the Environment expects to award approximately 6 fellowships for the 2017 cohort. The Center will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other’s work. All fellows will attend biweekly dinners with their colleagues, faculty members, and guests.


  1. Applicants for 2017 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2013 and August 2017. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2017.)
  2. Applicants with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a PhD. may apply if they have studied in fields where the PhD. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful applicants will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
  3. Each applicant 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 2 year fellowship.
  4. Applicants may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard requires proficiency in English.
  5. Applicants 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 and forge new connections within the University. Harvard Applicants should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No applicant should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor.
  6. Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
  7. Successful Applicants 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. 

Application Requirements:

  • Please complete the online application form found at http://environment.harvard.edu/application by January 18, 2017 and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs:
    1. curriculum vitae including list of publications;
    2. Detailed research proposal where applicants should explain their specific reasons for applying to a Harvard residential environmental fellowship (maximum of five pages, references counted separately).

Note: While applicants should discuss the proposal with their potential faculty hosts, the final product should clearly be the work of the applicant; and

  1. up to three publications/writing samples.
  • 3 letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser.
  • 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.

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 Jean Gauthier at the Center at environmental_fellows@harvard.edu.

Type Postdoctoral
Subjects Environment
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Closing Date 17/01/2017
Contact: Jean Gauthier

Harvard University Center for the Environment

26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor

Cambridge MA 02138


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