Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research
The fellowship is a highly competitive program that only accepts 5 to 7 recipients a year from a large applicant pool. View the listing of past fellowship recipients or learn more about this year's Bullard Fellows.
References will be accepted through December 18th.
Before applying, please review the following:
- Fellowship Scope
- Program Affiliations
- Application Procedure
- Fellowship Location
- Health Insurance
- International Fellows
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Bullard Fellowships are generally awarded to individuals in mid-career who have established themselves in academia, public service, or in the private sector. For those in academic careers, preference is ordinarily given to holders of doctoral degrees, but others whose projects show promise of important contributions to forestry and forest studies, broadly defined, will be considered in terms of the likelihood that study and research at Harvard will help fulfill this promise. Judgments of the Committee are based primarily on the quality of the applicant's professional accomplishments, academic record, and potential benefits from interaction with the Harvard community and its institutional resources. Please note: This is not a post-doctoral program; recent PhD graduates are generally notappropriate candidates for a Bullard Fellowship.
The Fellowship program makes available to qualified individuals a wide range of opportunities for research in several divisions of Harvard University; this is its unique and greatest virtue. Research areas include, for example, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soils, forest resource management, conservation and biodiversity issues, environmental policy, industrial ecological issues and management processes, forest land planning and public policy.
Potential Fellows are responsible for contacting and making arrangements with appropriate Harvard collaborators, if required for their fellowship. Previous Fellows have collaborated with researchers and faculty at:
- Harvard Forest, Petersham
- Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain
- Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
- Harvard Business School
- Graduate School of Design
- Harvard Kennedy School of Government
- or a combination of these research institutions
The Fellowships carry stipends up to $60,000; the amount of each award depends on the professional status and needs of the recipient and the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows have the option of having the award paid either to themselves or to the Fellow's employer.
In most cases, the stipend will supplement income received for devoting a period to research, e.g., sabbatical leave pay for an individual in academic life, appointments with federal support for training of individuals in federal public service, or educational leave with pay for individuals in the private sector. Fellowships are not intended to provide significant funds for original research.
In preparing your stipend request, please consider the information regarding costs discussed in the following sections: Fellowship Location, Taxes, Travel Reimbursement, Supplies Budget, Health Insurance and International Fellows.
All Bullard Fellows will be reimbursed for the costs of one round trip travel between their Fellowship site location and their home base. Reimbursement will be either the actual airfare or mileage (at rate determined by the IRS) between the two, whichever is lower. Bullards are responsible for the travel costs of any people accompanying them.
Each Fellow award includes $500 in support for related supplies of their Bullard Fellowship Activities.
Fellowships may start at any time after September 1. Fellowships are typically 9 months, and can be no less than 6 months and no greater than 12 months in duration.
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