Fellowships and Awards

Applicants are encouraged to apply for support from extramural agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Ford Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities, and Howard Hughes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Biological Sciences ­ all for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Funds to support international applicants are very limited. International applicants are urged to seek financial support from their national governments and fellowship agencies.

Graduate Prize Fellowship

The Graduate Prize Fellowship is awarded by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences to qualified minority Ph.D. students underrepresented in the sciences at Harvard University. This fellowship provides full tuition and substantial stipend support.

Edgar Haber Award

The Edgar Haber Award for outstanding achievement in the biological sciences is presented annually to one graduating Ph.D. or S.D. student in the Division of Biological Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health.  The award is given in recognition of outstanding, original and creative dissertation work that makes a fundamental contribution to our understanding of a biological problem of importance in Public Health.  Graduating students may be nominated by their dissertation adviser. The award is in honor of Edgar Haber, Blout Professor of Biological Sciences and former director of the Division of Biological Sciences Program at the School of Public Health and of the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

The Albert Schweitzer Award

The Albert Schweitzer Award is given each year at the Harvard School of Public Health to one graduating student whose past work and activities during his/her academic program have been marked by a “reverence for life” and who has sought, as expressed by Schweitzer, to “make my life an argument.”