Fellowships in Sustainability Science
Course(s) Offered: Sustainable development
Course Level: Fellowship (doctoral, postdoctoral)
Provider: CID Harvard
Country to Study in: USA
Harvard University initiated the Sustainability Science Program to offer doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellowships. The fellowships are tenable during Harvard’s academic year beginning in September 2016.
The Sustainability Science Program aims to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development.
The Sustainability Science Fellowships are open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to mid-career professionals engaged in research or practice that advances the goals of the program. Prospective fellows should have a focused personal research or writing objective that is consistent with those goals.
Applications for the mid-career fellowships are invited from individuals in governmental, non-governmental, private organizations, or academia with at least five years of professional experience doing work involved in linking science and practice for sustainable development.
Applications for the post-doctoral fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree. (Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. between 2011 and 2016.)
Applicants for a doctoral fellowship must currently be enrolled in a doctoral program and have passed their qualifying exams (completed coursework and passed oral and/or written exams) by July 2016. Applicants whose doctoral programs do not require qualifying exams must have completed all the required coursework for the Ph.D., since fellows will not be doing course work while at Harvard.
Applications are solicited from individuals working in the natural and social sciences as well as relevant professions.
Citizens of ANY country may apply
The Fellowships are tenable at Harvard during the University’s academic year (i.e. at Center for International Development (CID), Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA)
Fields of study
This year’s competition is focused on two thematic areas related to energy and sustainability.
Number of awards
Fellowships are available for 10 months (September 2016-May 2017), 12 months (September 2016-August 2017), the fall 2016 semester or spring 2017 semester (mid-career fellows only)
Fellowship appointments offer a stipend of $45,830 for post-doctoral fellows, and $25,000 for pre-doctoral fellows, over the ten month academic year (September–June), equivalent to $55,000 and $30,000, respectively, on a yearly basis.
Stipends for practitioner, mid-career, and senior research fellows are commensurate with experience. Fellows have the option to enroll in Harvard University’s employee health insurance program at a subsidized rate for the duration of their fellowship.
Method of Application
Candidates should submit an online application cover sheet, as located on the official website (form must be completed online). It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.
Applications for the fellowship are due January 15, 2016
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (also known as Harvard Kennedy School and HKS) is a public policy and public administration school, of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
The school offers master’s degrees in public policy, public administration, and international development, grants several doctoral degrees, and many executive education programs. It conducts research in subjects relating to politics, government, international affairs, and economics.
Application Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes