Funding Opportunities

Funding for graduate programs can come from a variety of sources, including but not limited to:

• Departmental (partial awards on a yearly basis for returning students)
• Doctoral training grant stipend/tuition awards (NIH funding through department)
• Non-institutional awards (selective private/partial awards specific criteria for eligibility)
• Loans and grants through Student Financial Services
• Loans/scholarships that may be available from the student’s home country or state

While the department makes every effort to secure as many funding opportunities for new
and returning students, there is no guarantee that every student will receiving funding. Students
are encouraged to seek out as many different sources of funding as early as possible.

Funding Opportunities for Doctoral Students and Post-Doctoral Affiliates

Harvard T.H. Chan Funding for Doctoral Students and Postdocs who are US Citizens and Permanent Residents

The following fellowships partially cover 2-3 years of tuition and include a stipend. Students must submit the application by Feb. 1 for decisions in late February/early March

Cancer Epidemiology

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology 

Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics

COMET Fellowship

Application Instructions

Application Form

Statement Form

Harvard Chan School Funding for all degrees

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.  It includes listings for pre and post-doctoral training grants and fellowships (T & F series) as well as research grants (R series) and career development awards (K series).  The guide is published on a weekly basis and can be accessed here.

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  • For funding opportunity announcements from the NIH and other federal agencies, click here.

Graduate funding links