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Harvard Alex G Booth Fellowship  

The Booth Fund Fellowships help to defray the cost of travel, tuition, or other appropriate expenses for travel to a country or countries related to the recipient’s field of interest, either during the summer or during the following academic year. Fellowships can usually support up to about $15,000 in costs.

Candidates must demonstrate some purpose to their proposed travel that relates to their undergraduate interests, usually interpreted as related to their concentration. The proposed travel must also reflect a candidate’s own initiative. The donors’ terms direct selection committees to make awards "that will enable the recipient, based on his or her own planning and initiative, to engage in a program of travel, study, research or observation that will further expand and challenge an existing interest in a particular field."

Given the connections between a recipient’s field of interest and the proposed project, committees will expect to see sufficient academic preparation to derive a meaningful and thought-provoking experience on the fellowship. The donors’ terms also list inquisitiveness among selection criteria, as well as the potential to be challenged and have horizons broadened through the fellowship experience. Financial need is not a selection criterion.

Current graduating Harvard College seniors are eligible. The fellowship may be used to support projects in the U.S. or overseas. Grants are intended to fund individuals, not groups.

  • Applications due:Tuesday, February 28, 12 noon
  • Selection Committee meeting: Early March


Harvard GSAS Research Scholar Initiative post-baccalaureate program

In the GSAS Research Scholar Initiative post-baccalaureate program, Research Scholars work with a Harvard faculty member as a research assistant, participate in professional development seminars, and receive GRE preparation support. In addition, scholars may take undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in preparation for doctoral studies. While GSAS cannot guarantee admission to Harvard or peer doctoral programs, the goal of the initiative is to enhance scholars’ competitiveness when applying to a doctoral program. Admissions decisions are made in March and April, and the program begins in July. Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics Summer PostBac Program
The 2-3 month Post-Baccalaureate Internship Program is open to students who have received a bachelor’s degree and who are interested in or planning to attend a graduate degree program in biostatistics. Past summer program participants are encouraged to apply! Program duration: June – August 2017 (approximate). Two interns will be selected for a 2-3 month summer stay and will:

  • Conduct biostatistical or epidemiologic research alongside a Harvard faculty mentor and graduate student mentor
  • Participate in collaborative research projects through 1-2 rotations at academic and clinical centers at Harvard
  • Attend regular seminars at Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on biostatistical topics
  • Travel will be provided and interns will receive a 
salary from other funding sources. For more information, please contact:
  • Participate in our annual Pipelines Into Biostatistics symposium
  • Receive directed mentoring and support for graduate school applications and selection


Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award at National Institutes of Health (NIH) enables recent graduates who plan to attend graduate or professional school to conduct full-time research at the NIH. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed their bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. institution. Applications are accepted year-round.


Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) - PREP awards encourage underrepresented minorities who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science to pursue a research doctorate. PREP participants must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically related science no more than 36 months prior to their selection for participation in the program. Individuals selected as PREP scholars must intend to apply, immediately after completion of their internship, for graduate education that will eventually lead to the research doctorate. In addition, PREP scholars must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The period of appointment is 1 year, but a second year extension may be requested and must be well justified. See the list of PREP participating institutions

  • Office of Career Services Crimson Careers job listings.
  • Search Harvard University Job Listings at ASPIRE.  Click on Search openings to find Research Assistant job openings

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) of Harvard College.

  • Graduating seniors take a look at  Henry Russell Shaw Summer Traveling Fellowship.  It gives students the opportunity to travel in Europe for several months. During this time, students can immerse themselves in different cultures and focus on their individual interests and passions before committing to a job, graduate school, or career path. The Fellowship is not intended for experiences aiming to enhance a student's pre-professional applications.  Awards will also be restricted to students who have not yet had any significant travel experience outside the United States (and, for students from other countries, their home country).

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Post-Bachelor Fellowship 

Using big data to improve the world’s health

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors. As a PBF, you will join a community of passionate researchers using creativity to solve complex global health problems. This program provides Post-Bachelor Fellows the option to pursue a fully funded Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington.  

Questions?  Contact pbfs@healthdata.org

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington

2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121

More information is available from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) of Harvard College.