undergraduate summer research fellowship

Deadline: February 13, 2019

Description and application intructions

Please complete your application and upload the requried 2-page research proposal through this Google form.

The Microbial Sciences Initiative invites fellowship applications from Harvard undergraduate students planning to carry out research during the summer in the lab of an MSI faculty associate. Each summer MSI will typically award ten fellowships in the amount of $4000. The fellowship will correspond with PRISE program dates (June 10 to August 15, 2019).

The first step in the application process is to contact an MSI faculty associate to assure acceptance into their laboratory during the summer. Please note that typically only one MSI undergraduate fellowship is awarded per lab. Then, the fellowship application is to be completed in collaboration with their MSI faculty associate sponsor.

Note that you must register through Harvard Common Application for Research and Travel (CARAT) in addition to completing this application. For your application to be complete, your MSI faculty sponsor must also send an email to harvardmicrobialsciences@gmail.com which indicates support for the application.

Students are encouraged to apply to PRISE, and if admitted, will obtain in addition to their support from PRISE $2,500 from MSI (application deadlines for PRISE and MSI are the same). Students are encouraged to apply for other sources of funding, and if successful, will be eligible to receive supplemental funding from MSI, adjusted based on the level of support from the other fellowships.

We look forward to learning about your proposed research in the microbial sciences!

Please contact Scott Chimileski at chimileski@hms.harvard.edu with any questions.