Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Programs Listed in SEAS Career Development Newsletters

Many of these programs are open to both undergrads and graduate students, but not all.  Check the details.


Next in Data Visualization: Monday April 1, 2019 at the Radcliffe Institute

The Next in Science series allows early-career scientists whose creative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the Greater Boston area.

Innovative data visualization reveals patterns and trends otherwise unseen. The four speakers in this program represent a range of visualization expertise, from human cognition to user interaction to tool design to the use of visualizations in journalism. As data sets in science, medicine, and business become larger and more diverse, the need for—and the impact of—good visualization is growing rapidly. The presentations will highlight a wide scope of visualization’s applicability, using examples from personalized medicine, government, education, basic science, climate change, and more.

Please register and join us.

Free and open to the public.


2:30 PM
Alyssa Goodman RI ’17, codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

2:35–3 PM
Michelle Borkin, assistant professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University, and codirector of the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium
Data Visualization Across Disciplines

3–3:25 PM
Arvind Satyanarayan, assistant professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Visualization: A Petri Dish for Intelligence Augmentation

3:25–3:40 PM

3:40–4:05 PM
Danielle Albers Szafir, assistant professor of information science and affiliate professor of computer and cognitive science, University of Colorado Boulder
Driving Exploratory Visualization through Perception and Cognition

4:05–4:30 PM
Blacki Migliozzi, graphics editor, New York Times
Visualizing Climate Change

4:30–4:50 PM
Discussion and Audience Q&A
Moderated by Alyssa Goodman

4:50–5:30 PM


Hubspot Women's Web App Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Hubspot offices in Cambridge.

We developed this workshop to teach students how to build a full, working web app in a women-centered environment. The workshop covers building a basic application and deploying it to the web, creating a personal portfolio website, and hooking up a database. It covers a lot of modern technologies and tools, including Node.js and Express.js, Github, Heroku, and Firebase. We've run it now more than ten times across the US and Europe over the last couple of years.

Twitter May and June Short Camps

Twitter #TakeFlight Camps 2019: #EarlyBird Program (99728)

Twitter #TakeFlight Camps 2019: #DevelopHER Program (99729)

Twitter #TakeFlight Camps 2019: #TechProud Program (99730)

Twitter - San Francisco, California


D. E. Shaw 3-day Workshop for Juniors

The D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm with more than $50 billion in investment capital, will be hosting two fellowships for rising juniors.  These fellowships are three-day unique educational programs taking place at our New York City headquarters in May. These fellowships give participants insights into our firm and the industry. Fellows will participate in a content-driven curriculum of interactive case studies and seminars led by notable speakers and the firm’s own analysts. Additionally, fellows will interact with senior leaders of the firm and discuss career paths in finance with recent hires and long-tenured employees. Fellows will also receive a $1,500 stipend, accommodations, and travel to and from New York City.

Interested students may apply directly at the Latitude and Discovery Fellowship websites.  They will be accepting applications until March 17.


Newsletters Sent Monday, February 18, 2019


Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program (SMDP) for Biotech and Medtech

Baccalaureate, graduate or Ph.D. students and Post-Doctoral researchers from racial and ethnic groups (Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Native Americans), underrepresented in the medtical technology, biotechnology and consumer healthcare workforce should apply to these programs.   Deadline April 1, 2019.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Solicitation 1.  The deadline to apply is 5:00pm ET on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2019 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 28, 2019 and March 2, 2020.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 410 graduate awardees from more than 120 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at


Newsletters Sent Monday, February 11, 2019

Grace Hopper 2019 Scholarship Application Now Open

Grace Hopper is a conference dedicated to celebrating women in computing and features keynotes and talks by leaders in the field alongside a huge career fair. The 2019 conference will be held in Orlando from October 2-4, 2019. If you've never been before and want to learn more, feel free to reach out!
Grace Hopper 2019 scholarship applications through Anita Borg are now open and are due March 6. Link to apply is here!


Newsletters Sent Monday, February 4, 2019

MasaSon Fellowship

From Hidenori Tanaka, recent Applied Physics graduate:

Currently at Stanford, I'm funded by the MasaSon Fellowship. I'm contacting you, because the application for the fellowship is now open.

Anyone 25 years old or younger can apply for almost any purpose.   Of course tuition, stipend, two conferences or summer schools/year, and they even fund research grants sometimes.

I've heard from them that they really want to recruit fellows internationally this year, and thought undergrads and early graduate students at Harvard could benefit from this fellowship.  It may be confusing for the students to see only Japanese awardees on the website, so please note that the foundation is actively seeking non-Japanese applicants.  Link:  Video:

Newsletters Sent Monday, January 28, 2019

2019 Scientista Symposium: Science Without Borders

The Scientista Symposium is a national conference that helps advance the careers of young women in STEMM by facilitating networking with representatives from top companies, a range of professional and technical skill workshops, and a chance to present research and compete for cash prizes.

This year’s program features 3 inspirational keynote speakers, 7 career panels on topics such as science communication, science policy, industry, and entrepreneurship in STEM, workshops on Python coding, a research poster session, a pitch competition to a panel of investors, free headshots(!), resume review sessions, and a career fair with 50 top organizations like Google, Genentech, NASA, and more. Our conferences regularly attract over 500 young women from top institutions throughout the country – it’s a fantastic opportunity to cultivate professional relationships.

Submit your abstract for our poster session here.  Deadline January 18

Early Bird Tickets are on sale until February 1 - Register here!

For more information, check out the Symposium website or email us @


Newsletters Sent January 17, 2019

Harvard OTD Business Development Fellowship

Interested in expanding your scientific expertise to careers outside of traditional academia?

The Office of Technology Development (OTD) is seeking motivated graduate students and postdocs for the Business Development Fellows program that will begin in May 2018. Learn more about the program here.

If you are interested in a career in technology transfer, intellectual property, or business development, this fellowship will provide a practical introduction to the skills necessary to be successful in these fields.

To be eligible, applicants must be Harvard Ph.D. students or postdocs and must have completed qualifying exams. All fellows must be able to commit five hours per week for one year. Selected fellows will be required to attend OTD's Bench-to-Business Boot Camp on May 1  2, 2019.

Important recruitment dates (2019)

Please note, these dates reflect revisions made in January 2019.

  • January 25: Applicants express intent to apply for the Fellows program by submitting a résumé and cover letter to Tyler Brown, senior fellow
  • February 1: A select group of applicants will be asked to complete a case study
  • February 18: Completed case study due
  • March 11: Next-round interviewees notified
  • Week of March 25: Interviews conducted
  • April 3: Accepted Fellows notified
  • May 1-2: Bench-to-Business Boot Camp takes place at Harvard Medical School
  • Mid-May: Work begins

How to apply

Interested PhD students and postdocs should submit a résumé and cover letter to senior fellow Tyler Brown, expressing interest in the OTD Business Development Fellows program, by January 25. OTD will then provide a select group of applicants with a commercialization case study on February 1, to be completed by February 18.

Questions? Please contact Tyler Brown.


Newsletters Sent December 17, 2018

OTD Business Development Fellowship

Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) is seeking motivated PhD students and Postdocs in the Physical and Life Sciences to join the OTD Business Development Fellows program that will begin in May 2019. Deadline to apply is January 14.

This paid, part-time fellowship (5 hours/week) offers practical training through participation in the crucial early stages of technology development. By analyzing technologies’ commercialization potential and crafting marketing strategies, Fellows help us achieve our mission of translating research discoveries into products that reach the public.

Want to learn more? The next info session will take place in Longwood at Countway Library, Room 503 (Ballard Room) on 12/13 at 4pm. 


Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference

Wondering what to do with your thesis once its completed? Would you like to present your research and get feedback as you complete the thesis?  If your research addresses issues of equity, access and historically marginalized and under-represented communities; we invite you to submit a proposal to the Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference. This is an annual, national conference focused on undergraduate research hosted by Harvard and it is one of the few that focuses solely on research conducted by undergraduates. The conference will be April 4 & 5th, 2019. 

The Request for Proposals is available here or you can go to the website link above.  Proposals are due February 8th, 2019.  For the proposal, you will need to include a 450 word abstract of your work.  For questions about writing an abstract, we or your advisor can help you but attached is also a slide deck (courtesy of the Harvard Writing Program) that walks you through the process and has concrete examples of how to write a powerful abstract.

The conference provides an opportunity to tell people about your research, get feedback from faculty and graduates students; meet other faculty and students who are interested in your work and who are also doing similar research. For those of you considering graduate school; this will help you prepare for the experience.  Participants have only good things to say about this experience.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please email Varsha Ghosh,

7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The application period for the 7th HLF closes February 15, 2019. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate/pre-master, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications by February 15 (midnight at the dateline) via the following link:

The 7th HLF will take place from September 22 to 27, 2019 (with young researcher registration on September 21). This prominent, versatile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in a unique atmosphere, fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Laureate lectures, young researcher workshops and a structure welcoming unfettered discussions are the elements that compose the Forum’s platform.

Over the course of the weeklong conference, young researchers will be given the exclusive possibility to profoundly connect with their scientific role models and find out how the laureates made it to the top of their fields. As described by a young researcher, “It’s a life-changing experience. Getting the opportunity to actually speak to the laureates in close contact can really shape us.”

All applications that are completed and submitted by the deadline are meticulously reviewed by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. There are 100 spaces available for each discipline of mathematics and computer science. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2019 whether or not they will be invited.

For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at:

Young researchers from the United States may apply for travel grants from ORAU.  There will be a separate application process after nominees have been confirmed by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum selection committee in April 2019.  If selected by HLF’s international committee, PhD students from the United States will be contacted by the ORAU team to discuss the application process for available travel grants.

Please email for more information about selection criteria. Travel grants for the Forum offered by ORAU are not guaranteed.  


Newsletters Sent Monday, December 3, 2018


Announcing the Undergraduate Technology Innovation Fellowship
supported by the Roberts Family Fellowship

This new extra-curricular program is open to current juniors in Harvard College in any concentration and is a collaborative program among the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS), the John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS), and Harvard Business School (HBS).  The program will allow a small cohort of students to build knowledge, skills, and a community, putting them on a path to launch and lead innovative endeavors -- whether this be creating technology startups or leading innovation teams in governmental or non-profit/social good organizations.

The Fellowship application opens on Monday, December 3, 2018 and the deadline to submit is Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Learn more:


Newsletters Sent November 12, 2018

2019 Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program
The one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse undergraduate and graduate students with mentors who work at medical device and consumer healthcare companies.  

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

(formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program)

Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.
Deadline December 6, 2018 -- Apply Here