Harvard University Rowland Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Title Rowland Fellow
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Rowland Institute at Harvard
The Rowland Institute at Harvard seeks the best early-career experimentalists in all fields of science and engineering. The Rowland Fellowship provides an opportunity to establish an independent program in the rich intellectual environment in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To qualify, applicants should currently be in the process of either completing their PhDs, and/or have received their PhD after August 1, 2022. Fellows must have competed their doctoral degree prior to starting their Fellowship term.
Edwin Land founded the Rowland Institute of Science in 1982 to foster high-risk, creative research. In 2002, we became the Rowland Institute at Harvard when we joined the University with the mission of advancing the early careers of experimental scientists and engineers. In our founder’s tradition, we are particularly interested in supporting young scholars who have the potential to establish a ground-breaking research program in their chosen field. Previous Rowland Fellows have gone on to extremely successful careers, mostly in academia, but also in industry and even as founders of startup companies.
The Rowland Fellowship provides a flexible and agile environment, fostering the pursuit of innovative research. The Fellowship provides funding for equipment, the hiring of postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students, and general operations. Staff scientists and engineers are available to work with the Rowland Fellows to design and fabricate new experimental set-ups. Shared research equipment are available at facilities within the Institute and throughout Harvard University.
The Fellowship lasts up to five years, with a flexible start date; our 2024 Rowland Fellows will have start dates September-December 2024. The stipend for Rowland Fellows begins at $90,000 per year.
Deadline for applications is Friday, August 18, 2023 at 11:59PM EDT .
Applicants should currently be in the process of either completing their PhDs, and/or have received their PhD after August 1, 2022
Fellows must have competed their doctoral degree prior to starting their Fellowship term
APPLICATION INFORMATION :
Applicants should upload the following materials:
Statement of Research (three page limit)
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Contact information for three or four references (automated emails will be sent requesting letters of recommendation.)
APPLICATION TIMELINE :
Applications are due August 18, 2023
Mid-October 2023: Candidates are contacted to interview.
Mid-November 2023: Finalists come to the Institute for two days.
Day 1: Candidates participate in a symposium, and give a brief presentation on both past and proposed research.
Day 2: Candidates will interview with current Rowland Fellows, Rowland staff, and the admissions committee.
December 2023: Selection decisions are made and finalists are informed
Dr. Michael M. Burns
Rowland Fellows Program
Rowland Institute at Harvard
100 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Opportunity Employer
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 4
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