Harvard University Center for International Development Sustainability Science Fellowship

Scholarship Provided by : Harvard University

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

November 18, 2016


Sponsored by Harvard University Center for International Development, sustsci_grants@hks.harvard.edu


The Sustainability Science Program aims to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development. To that end, we seek to advance scientific understanding of human-environment systems; to improve linkages between relevant research and innovation communities on the one hand, and relevant policy and management communities on the other; and, more broadly, to build capacity for linking knowledge with action to promote sustainability. The 2016-17 Fellowship Program is directed by Henry Lee and administered at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. More information about the Sustainability Science Program can be found at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/mrcbg/sustsci.

Who Can Apply?

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 (see above). Prospective fellows should have a focused personal research or writing objective that is consistent with those goals. In addition, applicants should be interested in spending some of their time as fellows in collaborations with other fellows and faculty in the program in ways that will advance the interdisciplinary, problem-driven agenda of sustainability science more broadly. The Fellowships are tenable at Harvard during the University's academic year beginning in September 2016. 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. Special funding for the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowships in Sustainability Science is provided by Italy’s Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea. Applicants from Italy, China, and developing countries are therefore especially encouraged to apply. Further information regarding current and past fellows can be obtained through the program's web site.

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