All questions regarding financing your education at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health can best be fielded directly by the Office of Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid website has a fund finder for scholarship/grant information. There, you will find an assortment of opportunities; please look through those and their criteria to ensure you qualify for a particular funding opportunity.
The Admissions Office also lists Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarships on their website here with instructions on how to apply. A Harvard-wide scholarship list on that link also requires separate applications and deadlines, so please review it thoroughly. Finally, there are external scholarship resources listed here.
Please review the tabs below for more information on fellowships and funding from other departments at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Fellowships for Harvard Students (Updated September 8, 2022)
Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston; Public Policy Summer Fellowship (Summer Immersion)
The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston encourages graduate students to spend part of their careers in public service through a paid, 10-week summer internship in key state and local agencies in the Greater Boston area.
Presidential Public Service Fellowship Program, Harvard University (Summer Immersion)
Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellowship (PPSF) program supports a broad range of summer opportunities that serve the common good. Our Fellows are involved in meaningful projects that affect communities across the United States. They are active in programs that focus on education, the arts, and government; work in social services and human rights organizations; and seek improved outcomes in health, the environment, and the justice system.
Women in Public Policy Program (WAPPP) (Summer Immersion)
The Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) provides stipends to Harvard graduate students for field placements that focus on closing gender gaps. Over the past decade, WAPPP has supported over 130 students to work in at least 53 different countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Jordan, Liberia, Nepal, South Africa, and the United States.
The Ash Center’s China Programs financially support Harvard University students pursuing China-related internships, independent research, and other forms of study conducted in China during winter and summer academic vacation periods.
Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative (Summer Immersion)
The Initiative seeks Harvard graduate students to work with staff and faculty on projects that support participating cities, research, and curriculum development. The Initiative’s work with cities creates an opportunity to inspire a future generation of city leaders. Harvard graduate students will have the opportunity to gain experience in city government by working on real-world city issues. In so doing, students can provide immediate value to participating cities and contribute to emerging research.
Harvard Asia Center Summer Research Grants (Summer Immersion)
These grants support graduate students conducting research over the summer. Research must look at two or more countries of East, South, and Southeast Asia comparatively or explore the relations among Asian countries. Individual country topics will be considered only for Southeast Asian countries or if they are part of broader, multi-country research. This multi-country context must be made explicit in the application.
Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program – Tessa Jowell Fellowship for Student Research (Summer Immersion, Doctoral Project)
Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program announces the Tessa Jowell Fellowship for Student Research, open to students at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Kennedy School, and Graduate School of Education.
Rose Service Learning Fellowship (Summer Immersion, Doctoral Project)
The Rose Service Learning Fellowships are funded by a generous gift from Dr. Deborah Rose, SM ’75 to support students and post-doctoral fellows at Harvard Chan to engage in service learning projects in the U.S. or abroad. There are currently two funding cycles per year, in the fall and spring.
The Harvard Graduate Student Research Award will support advanced graduate students from Harvard University working on a dissertation or thesis research that addresses some of the most pressing health challenges in Dubai, the UAE, and the Center’s region.
Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellows (Doctoral Project)
The Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship supports the dissertation research of Harvard University doctoral students whose independent research aligns with the mission of the Center, which is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.
John C. & Katherine Vogelheim Hansen Research and Travel Fund for Africa (Doctoral Project)
This fellowship aids undergraduate, DrPH., and GSAS students planning to travel to Africa for an international experience and is especially interested in supporting those experiences and projects related to science and health. The Vogelheim Hansen Fund typically covers all transportation expenses.
Harvard Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (Culture Lab Innovation Fund + Express Grants) – NEW!
The Culture Lab Innovation Fund (CLIF) awards grants to Harvard students, faculty, staff, fellows, and personnel to pursue ideas that advance a culture of belonging on campus. Ideas should identify a critical challenge around diversity, equity, inclusion, or belonging. Proposals should aim to have a direct impact on the Harvard community and align with the University’s goals towards lasting inclusive excellence.
The University Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging awards Express Grants to Harvard students, staff, faculty, postdocs, and researchers to pursue innovative ideas that will create opportunities for learning, contribute to enhancing diversity initiatives, and catalyze culture change
Fellowships listed by the Office for Career Advancement
For more information on fellowship opportunities, please view the listings here.
Office of Student Affairs Funding
Professional Development Support Fund
Students at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are fully engaged and are interested in taking advantage of opportunities to participate in co-curricular and academic experiences such as attending or presenting at professional conferences or development seminars, and by organizing their own events such as seminars, panels, symposiums, etc. As a result, a Professional Development Support Fund was established. The goal of the fund is to reduce individual students’ costs to participate in or organize experiences that contribute to their professional development.
Click here for more information.
Student Hardship Fund
The Student Hardship Fund is designed to provide temporary, short-term financial assistance to students in degree programs who are managing demanding academic requirements while struggling with unanticipated or emergency financial situations. Unlike a loan, students are not expected to repay awards from the Student Hardship Fund. The fund will be managed by the Office for Student Affairs. Please be aware that this fund is limited and not all requests will be met with financial assistance.
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External Funding (updated: August 29, 2022)
American Academy of Family Physicians – NEW!
Various scholarships, grants, and funding opportunities in Global Health
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW awards fellowships and grants to “more than 13,000 scholars and organizations in 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Gaum and 150 countries, one of the largest scholarship programs for women in the world”. There are funding opportunities for domestic and international applicants.
American College of Healthcare Executives
The purpose of this directory is to provide a list of available postgraduate administrative fellowships to students and early careerists and provide a place where sponsoring organizations may promote their fellowships and increase visibility for these programs. This is not a comprehensive list of all available fellowships nationwide.
American Indian Education Fund (AIEF)
AIEF offers competitive graduate scholarships to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students pursuing a Masters’s or Doctoral degree.
Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
ASPPH is a funding finder with a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grant opportunities.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Promote programmatic innovation and support the foundation’s ability to solve complex problems by accessing exceptional, global talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
BIPOC Scholarship from Point Foundation
BIPOC Scholarship from Point Foundation provides financial, coaching and community support to Members of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
Generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies have made clear that BIPOC students face greater obstacles to educational achievement. When these challenges are combined with those faced by students who also identify as LGBTQ, the impediments can make a higher education degree seem impossible. Point aims to mitigate these issues by providing financial support, community resources, and professional development.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop is a scholarship finder with thousands of scholarship, fellowship, and grant opportunities.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
The mission of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is to advance the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public.
The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship
Provides financial support to students who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights and seek advanced degrees in public health or public policy.
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA programs support health infrastructure, including training health professionals and distributing them to areas where they are needed most, providing financial support to health care providers, and advancing telehealth.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, Scholars, and Alumni as possible.
Indian Health Service
The federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
National Academies Fellowships
The Fellowships Office administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards for the government and private/foundation sponsors. These fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial, and international workforce.
National Institutes of Health – NEW!
NIH has a list of institutional training grants to provide individual research training opportunities (including international) to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees. NIH also has a list of individual fellowships for domestic and international students can apply to.
Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation
The Switzer Fellowship offers one-year fellowships to highly talented graduate students from diverse academic and personal backgrounds in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges.
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well-deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare.