Rowland Junior Fellows Program

The Rowland Junior Fellows are selected to perform independent experimental research for up to five years, with full institutional support and access to the Institute's outstanding technical and scientific resources. The number of Rowland Junior Fellows will equal about ten, with on average two new appointments each year. We seek the best young experimentalists in all areas of science and engineering.  Fellows must have completed their doctoral degrees prior to starting their term. The Rowland Junior Fellowship provides an opportunity to work in the rich intellectual environment at Harvard while establishing an independent program.

Download the RJF brochure.
Download the RJF poster. (Print at 11X17 inches)

To Apply

Applicants should download an application cover sheet and submit it with a 1-page research proposal, a 2-page curriculum vitae (CV), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. The application cover sheet, proposal, CV, and letters of recommendation may be either mailed or sent electronically as PDFs to:   


or mail to:

Dr. Michael Burns
Rowland Junior Fellows Program
Rowland Institute at Harvard
100 Edwin Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA 02142

The anticipated next application deadline is Spring 2016. The term of the fellowship is for up to 5 years with a flexible start date.  Questions about the program should be directed to

More about the Junior Fellows Program

rjf_application_cover_sheet_july_2015.pdf29 KB
rjf_brochure.pdf242 KB
rjf_poster.pdf188 KB