Rowland Fellows Program

The Rowland Fellowship in Energy Science & Engineering provides early career scientists with funding for up to five years to establish an independent research program. This is an excellent opportunity to pursue new research ideas without the need for external funding, with full institutional support, access to the Institute's outstanding technical and scientific resources, and an opportunity to work in the rich intellectual environment at Harvard.

The Fellowship is an excellent springboard for young scientists because they can establish and build on their own research over the five year term.  We encourage the pursuit of new ideas and provide a flexible environment that enables changes in research directions as new ideas develop.

The number of Rowland Fellows will average two new appointments each year.  We seek the best young experimentalists in all areas of energy science and engineering.  Fellows must have completed their doctoral degrees prior to starting their term.  We welcome applications from newly conferred doctorates as well as from candidates with postdoctoral experience.  The anticipated start date is during the 2019 calendar year.  The base stipend for Rowland Fellows is $73,000 per annum with increases based on years of experience beyond the Ph.D.

To Apply

The 2019 Rowland Fellowship application period is now closed. 

Application deadline August 17, 2018

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. Besides answering some questions, you will be asked to submit a one-page research proposal/statement of research, and a two-page curriculum vitae (CV) along with the names and contact information for three referees who will provide letters of recommendation for you. 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 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, please email and we will reactivate your account so you can submit the revised version.



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

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