The Committee on General Scholarships (CGS)

CGS administers fellowships for students both domestically and internationally. Although the Harvard Chan School determines CGS Restricted funds (please see the Harvard Chan School online financial aid application instructions and materials for detailed information), there are other fellowship opportunities for students that require applications directly through CGS.


The Zuckerman Fellows Program is open to United States citizens with a law, business, or medical degree who wish to pursue an additional degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, or the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Students who are working on their law, business, or medical degrees and wish to pursue this second public service degree may apply for consideration. Students who are planning to pursue both degrees simultaneously may also apply to the program.

The Zuckerman Fellowship provides recipients with scholarship and stipend funding. Please see the link above for funding details and deadlines.


Harvard Chan students who are from the following countries may be eligible to apply for specific scholarships/fellowships: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and the U.K.

TRAVELING FELLOWSHIPS – Applications through CGS

CGS administers traveling fellowships each year to Harvard students for an academic year of travel, study, and/or research abroad. Competition for these scholarships is University-wide and scholarship amounts may range. Students must apply directly through CGS. Eligibility criteria, deadlines, and application procedures vary among the traveling fellowships.

Other Harvard Opportunities

Harvard Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment – Separate Application

The Consortium is open to PhD or SD students at Harvard who have completed at least one year in their home department or school and can demonstrate that participation in the Consortium will advance the goals of their research experience. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

Harvard University Committee on African Studies – Separate Application

Grants for Student Research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

The Julius B. Richmond Fellowship at the Center on the Developing Child – Separate Application

The Julius B. Richmond Fellowship at the Center on the Developing Child supports the dissertation research of Harvard University doctoral students. Established in 2006, the Center is dedicated to creating a new generation of leaders who have a broad perspective on the promotion of healthy child development and who recognize the need to bring strong scientific knowledge to bear on policies and programs that support the well-being of children. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs – Separate Application

Graduate Student Associate Positions, Pre-dissertation Fellowship, Dissertation Completion Fellowship.  Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy – Separate Application

This fellowship was established in 1995 through the support of The Commonwealth Fund and collaboration between Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Kennedy School of Government. The program prepares physicians for leadership positions in minority health policy and public health through a one-year, full-time program of rigorous academic training, which leads to a master’s degree in public health or in public administration for physicians who already have an MPH degree.

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships – Separate Application

Harvard graduate students who are (or are in the process of becoming) US citizens or permanent residents. FLAS recipients may not receive concurrent federal support from other sources, with the exception of federal loans and work-study. Applicants must be accepted for advanced training in both a foreign language and area or international studies OR be accepted for research and training in the international aspects of professional (or other) fields of study which involve further development of language proficiency.

Rappaport Institute Public Policy Summer Fellowship – Separate Application

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.