How to Apply


Applicants to the Rowland Fellowship program must apply through the link below. The link will direct you to a website where you can submit your application materials. The deadline for 2022 Rowland Fellow applications is Friday, August 20, 2021.

Besides answering some questions, you will be asked to upload a three-page research proposal (Statement of Research), a curriculum vitae (CV), and list three referees (to whom separate emails will be sent outlining instructions to upload their letters of recommendation).

A short list of 10 to 15 candidates will be interviewed online in mid-September.

Finalists will be expected to give a brief presentation on both past and proposed work in a symposium style series of talks by candidates at the end of September/early October. The day following the symposium, candidates will interview all day.  Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID pandemic, a decision will be made closer the time as to whether the symposium and interviews will be in person or virtual.  If in person, we strongly encourage candidates to be fully vaccinated.

When your application is completed and submitted, instructions will automatically be sent to these referees about submitting their letter of recommendation. Your application does not have to be completed and submitted in one sitting and you can log back in at a later time to make additions.

Once completed and submitted, you cannot revise your materials. If you do need to submit a revised version after submittal but before the deadline, please email and we will reactivate your account so you can submit the revised version.

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

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