How to Apply

Kids with sticks narrower2015-16 Application  Deadlines:  

  • September 1, 2015
  • December, 2015
  • April 1, 2016

Lown Visiting Scholars are scientists, clinicians or policy makers who have a position in their home country and wish to pursue a collaboration with a mentor or colleagues at the Harvard Chan School.  They may be relatively junior professionals who are seeking to build up their skills as they establish their careers, or they may be well established leaders in their home country who wish to work with peer researchers at the Harvard Chan School, or they may fall somewhere in between.  They spend variable amounts of time – typically a few weeks to a few months -working with a mentor at the Harvard Chan School for additional training or collaboration that will further their work in the field of non-communicable disease prevention.

Some Lown Visiting Scholars take classes during their visits to the Harvard Chan School.  Most are not enrolled at the in a degree-granting program, but in some cases we will offer  some support towards tuition and living expenses for a student in his or her last year of study. While scholars are funded one year at a time, the awards are renewable, and often continue for several years.

Typical awards for Lown Visiting Scholars are between $10,000 and $35,000 per year. Lown funds may be spent on research in the scholars home country, as well as on travel to visit and collaborate with mentors and colleagues at the Harvard Chan School.

In cases where an applicant for the Lown Visiting Scholars program has work that is aligned with the goals of the Lown Scholars Program, but does not have a relationship with a mentor, we will accept the applicant as a Lown Fellow.  Lown Fellows are funded to take one or more summer courses, other short courses run by the Harvard Chan School, which provides them with an opportunity to become acquainted with various Chan School faculty members.  In many cases the student then has an opportunity to develop a project that will allow them to become a visiting scholar.

Typical awards for Lown Fellows are between $8,000 and $15,000 per year.

Visiting Scholar Application