Each fellow will be matched to at least one mentor from their home discipline as well as mentor from an outside discipline. Often fellows have an idea on who they want to work with prior to arriving; in other cases, the Center director will work with the new fellow in determining an appropriate mentoring team. This will be discussed during the interview phase of the application process.
The Center provides a unique and dynamic environment where diverse interests, areas of expertise, and worldviews mix to promote creative thought on critical issues in population and development. Fellows are strongly encouraged to connect and collaborate with a wide range of researchers at Harvard. This is fostered by way of participation in weekly activities and working groups. Fellows are also expected to be proactive in arranging meetings with prospective mentors and collaborators.