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 & Resource Guide

Funding Opportunities for Doctoral Students and Post-Doctoral Affiliates

Harvard T.H. Chan Funding for Doctoral Students and Postdocs who are in the Department of Epidemiology

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

Request Additional Information Regarding Postdoctoral Fellowships and Funding
Online Application for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Funding
Request Additional Information Regarding Predoctoral Fellowships and Funding

Travel Funding 

Cancer Epidemiology

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology
Curriculum Guide

Infectious Disease

Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric (RPP) Life Course Epidemiology

ASISA-HARVARD Fellowship for Excellence in Clinical Research

The objective of the Asisa Fellowship is to enhance the international clinical research capacity by fostering the training of investigators with the necessary expertise to address critical public health issues. The emphasis of the Fellowship will be on the use of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced causal inference methods to produce valid and relevant evidence from real world databases.

Application Instructions

COMET Fellowship

Application Instructions

Application Form

Statement Form

Harvard Chan School Funding for all Doctoral Students

Harvey V. Fineberg Fellowship in Cancer Prevention Info|Application

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