Undergraduate Associates Program

Open to Harvard College students, the Undergraduate Associates Program is a one-year competitive fellowship providing an opportunity for young scholars to develop and work on research projects on questions of Science, Religion and Culture. Undergraduate associates become members of a lively research community and develop their research projects under the guidance of faculty and doctoral students. Associates are eligible to participate in the program’s various working groups and laboratories and receive support and mentorship from various members of SRC.

Undergraduate Associates can work on their junior or senior theses or other major research projects. Associates are expected to attend the biweekly colloquium and present their research at the Science, Religion and Culture program's annual Symposium.

Program requirements:

  1. Research Projects: Undergraduate Associates work to complete their research project during the associateship year. Projects can be a senior thesis, a junior paper or other projects.
  2. Undergraduate Associates Workshop: UAs meet once a month to workshop their projects and discuss their progress. Depending on the progress of their projects, UAs circulate work, such as outlines, partial drafts, chapters, etc, before the workshop. UAs are expected to discuss and comment on their peers work.
  3. SRC Colloquium: UAs, along with other members of the SRC community, attend the program’s bi-weekly colloquium.
  4. Symposium presentation: UAs present their work in the program’s end-of-year symposium

Applying for the Undergraduate Associates Program

Applications for the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Associates Program are now being accepted.

To apply for the program, please submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter explaining your research interest and the project that you intend to pursue during the associateship year.
  3. A 10-page writing sample
  4. References: please submit the contact information of one reference

Send your application as a single PDF to srcp@hds.harvard.edu.

Review of applications for the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Associates Program begins May 15, 2017. Applications submitted by May 14 are guaranteed full review.