Research Visits for the Life Sciences


Last year, Harvard joined a new collaborative program called "Research Exchange." Through the program, advanced Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows have an opportunity, while visiting with a host faculty member at another institution, to present their work and to learn about related work in research groups and to develop networks and connections. This program was originally focused on the Physical Sciences and SEAS areas, and after many successful research exchange visits during the past year, Harvard is now expanding the program to the Life Sciences by launching our own Research Visits program for the Life Sciences.

The goal of the Research Visits for the Life Sciences is to increase the advancement of diverse graduate students and postdoctoral fellows into the most competitive research and teaching carrers.

Harvard will support a visit to a research group of your choice in your area of research at other institutions. Visits are normally expected to last about 1 week (3-7 days), and travel and accommodation support will be $1,000 - $1,500 in the form of travel reimbursement. 



Ph.D. students or postdoctoral fellows who are in the Life Sciences fields and belong to an underrepresented minority group (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander) are eligible for the visits. Graduate student participants should have passed their qualifying exams and postdoctoral fellows must have an active Harvard appointment at the time of the visits.



To apply to the program, please submit your application here directly. For more information about the application process and the timing of this program, please feel free to contact us.