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Faculty Specific Fellowships in Science, Technology and Public Policy 2017-18, Harvard University

Publish Date: Jan 09, 2017

Deadline: Jan 15, 2017


In addition to the STPP Fellowships in Energy Innovation and Deep Decarbonization (joint with ENRP), Cybersecurity and Digital Technology Policy, and Emerging Issues in Science, Technology and Public Policy, there are also several fellowship opportunities within STPP that are attached to specific projects run by individual faculty members. For each of these fellowships, the applicant should contact the individual faculty member if they require more information.  Current opportunities include:

Technology & Innovation (Venkatesh Narayanamurti)

This fellowship is not focused on a particular sector or geographic area and welcomes applications from scientists and technologists broadly interested in public policy issues related to technology innovation. Among current areas of interest are the design of R&D institutions to address societal grand challenges and to bridge the basic-applied dichotomy, innovation policies for emerging economies, and internet/broadband regulatory policies to foster innovation and accessibility.

Water-Energy Nexus Project (Venkatesh Narayanamurti)

Fellows will explore the role that policy and innovation can play to in­centivize a more efficient use of water and energy resources in different sectors and/or regions. STPP is particularly interested in seeking proposals relevant to the Middle East and North Africa region and China, on topics including (but not limited to) the viability of solar-power desalination.

Geopolitics of Energy (Meghan O'Sullivan)

Fellows will explore the nexus of politics and energy, and highlight pol­icymaker issues of upcoming importance in this arena. A wide variety of research interests will be considered, including foreign-policy and national security implications of the unconventional oil and gas boom, resource nationalism, resource mercantilism, energy strategies of great powers, the future of OPEC, international institutions, and competition in the Arctic. Of particular current interest to GEP are proposals related to the geopolitics of renewable energy.


  1. CV
  2. Unofficial transcript (pre-doctoral fellowship applicants only)
  3. Research statement (3–5 pages)
  4. Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
  5. Contact information for 3 recommenders submitting letters on your behalf

Potential fellows should apply through the Belfer Center's regular fellowship process to one of the research projects specified above and should highlight research interests that are relevant to STPP.

The 2017–2018 application period is now open and will close on January 15, 2017. Recommendations will be due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Decisions will be announced by March 31, 2017. To apply, please complete the online application form on the official website (see "Further Official Information" below).

For further information about the STPP fellowship programs:

Patricia McLaughlin
STPP Fellowship Coordinator
Telephone: 617-495-1498
Email: patricia_mclaughlin@hks.harvard.edu

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