Bell Fellowships

We are now recruiting for the Bell Fellowships for the 2023–2025 cohort.

The Call for Applications is now in progress (as of 9:00 a.m. October 1, 2022). You can access the application portal on the How to Apply page.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM (noon) EST

Candidates will be selected by March 1,  2023.

If you have questions, please email

The Bell Fellowship Program provides opportunities for research and leadership training in a two-year, non-degree program for researchers and practitioners in the field of population and development.

Selected candidates possess:

  • a strong record of academic training
  • a commitment to population and development work
  • the demonstrated ability to work independently
  • leadership potential

Harvard Bell Fellows examine a broad range of critical issues in the field of population and development studies from multidisciplinary perspectives. Most Fellows will have interests that match the focal areas of HCPDS. A wide range of perspectives will enhance the Fellows’ experiences and broaden the community life at the Center.