Rowland Junior Fellows Program

The Rowland Junior Fellows are selected to perform independent experimental research for 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; research projects in the areas of energy science and neuroscience, broadly defined, are of particular interest.   The Rowland Junior Fellowship provides an opportunity to work in the rich intellectual environment at Harvard and the surrounding area, while establishing an independent program.

Download the 2015 RJF brochure.
Download the 2015 RJF poster. (Print at 11X17 inches)

To Apply

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


Mail address:

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

The application deadline is November 14, 2014  for an appointment beginning between July 1 and  September 30, 2015. Questions about the program should be directed to

More about the Junior Fellows Program

2015_rjf_brochure_web.pdf334 KB
2015_rjf_poster.pdf347 KB