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.


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