Fellowships

Fellowship Application Information

  1. Your application must be complete at the time of submission (i.e., ALL materials, including letters, must be submitted by the specified deadline).

  2.  For all of the fellowships, all of your materials will be submitted directly to GSAS through CARATwith the exception of a separate PDF of your two draft chapters for the DCF, to be submitted to the department only(See details below.)

  3. Please be sure to give your recommenders plenty of time to prepare the letters before the deadline.

  4. Recommenders will upload their letters directly into CARAT; if they have difficulty with the uploading process, they should be in touch with Danny Hegarty (dhegarty@fas.harvard.edu).

  5. When applying for internal Harvard fellowships, students do not need to submit an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office. Instead, they may submit a copy of their grade report available online from http://my.harvard.edu. From Student Home, navigate to the Grades tab. Click View Unofficial Transcripts.

  6. Note: G1 students may submit their grade reports when they become available, which might be after the fellowship deadline. When submitting after the application deadline, do so directly to the GSAS Fellowships Office, rather than to the department.

 

Graduate Society Fellowships/Term Time Awards for Dissertation Research, Harvard Merit Fellowships

Fellowship Description and Application Instructions from GSAS
Deadline for submission to the department: 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • ALL materials (including letters of recommendation) must be submitted directly to GSAS via CARAT by the November 18th departmental deadline.
  • Students wishing to be considered for departmental (e.g., Dexter) term-time fellowships must apply for the GSAS term-time awards. The department will select recipients from among those candidates who were nominated for, but did not receive, a GSAS term-time fellowship.
  • Please note: the department requires that term-time applicants have an approved prospectus on file by the time of application.

CARAT online application login

 

Harvard Research and Travel Fellowships

Fellowship Description and Application Instructions from GSAS
Deadline for submission to the department: 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • ALL materials (including letters of recommendation) must be submitted directly to GSAS via CARAT by the November 18th departmental deadline.

CARAT online application login

 

 

GSAS Summer School Tuition Waiver Fellowships

Fellowship Description and Application Instructions from GSAS
Deadline for submission to GSAS: 12:00 PM on Friday, February 11, 2022

  • ALL materials must be submitted directly to GSAS via CARAT by the February 11th deadline.

CARAT online application login

 

Graduate Society Predissertation Summer Fellowships

Fellowship Description and Application Instructions from GSAS
Deadline for submission to the department:  5:00 PM on Thursday, February 3, 2022

  • ALL materials (including letters of recommendation) must be submitted directly to GSAS via CARAT by the February 3rd departmental deadline.

CARAT online application login

 

Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Fellowship Description and Application Instructions from GSAS
Deadline for submission of Chapters PDF to the dept.: 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 3, 2022
Deadline for submission of application to GSAS:  11:59 PM on Friday, February 11, 2022

FACULTY CONFIRMATION FORM

CARAT online application login

 

Go to the following link for tips on writing the fellowship proposal, entitled “Writing the Dissertation Proposal.”  In addition, the Fellowships & Writing Center provides feedback on fellowship essays by submitting them to this intake form. Samples of winning fellowship proposals and further advice on proposal writing are available in a publication,  Scholarly Pursuits,  available at the GSAS Fellowships & Writing Center website.