The John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellowship is an exciting new program to recruit outstanding young scientists, often straight out of a doctorate, to work as independent researchers affiliated with Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments in the life sciences and physical sciences. This program is part of an university-wide initiative in integrative sciences. Our members combine an array of theoretical and empirical approaches and span a wide range of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, astronomy, engineering, computer science, and statistics.
Every Fellow will receive competitive pay and startup funding. Fellows will have many opportunities to interact with each other as well as other research fellows at Harvard, and will also be encouraged to teach small courses in their fields of expertise. In addition, each Fellow will have the support of a mentoring committee consisting of three faculty members interested in that fellow's field of research.
We are especially interested in versatile candidates with broad-ranging scientific interests and a taste for collaboration. To that end, we are looking to appoint fellows in two areas: the Life Sciences, and the Physical Sciences.
The initial term for each Fellowship in the Life Sciences is three years, and carries an expectation of extension by a further two years. Each Fellow appointed in the Life Sciences will receive internal funding for a lab group of up to three people and will be affiliated with one of the following Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, or Human Evolutionary Biology.
The term for each Fellowship in the Physical Sciences is three years. Each fellow appointed in the Physical Sciences will be affiliated with one of the following Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments: Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy, and Statistics.
We are no longer accepting applications at this time.
Past Fellows: Where Are They Now?
Steven Altschuler -- University of California, San Francisco
Yaakov Benenson -- ETH Zurich
John Calarco -- University of Toronto
Duccio Cavalieri -- Center for Research and Innovation, Edmund Mach Foundation
Irene Chen -- University of California, Santa Barbara
Allan Drummond -- University of Chicago
Rachel Dutton -- University of California, San Diego
Kevin Foster -- University of Oxford
Hans Hofmann -- University of Texas, Austin
Suckjoon Jun -- University of California, San Diego
Roy Kishony -- Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Marcus Kronforst -- University of Chicago
Michael Laub -- MIT
Gavin MacBeath -- Harvard Medical School
Christine Queitsch -- University of Washington
Sharad Ramanathan -- Harvard University
Ollie Rando -- University of Massachusetts
Aviv Regev -- MIT
Katherina Ribbeck -- MIT
Kurt Thorn -- University of California, San Francisco
Peter Turnbaugh -- University of California, San Francisco
Kevin Vestrepen -- University of Leuven
Lani Wu -- University of California, San Francisco