GSAS Fellowships Office


The Fellowships Office provides a range of services to assist graduate students in their search for fellowship funding, as well as dealing with many issues related to professional development. The Office also administers the major GSAS fellowship competitions, working closely with the staff of the Financial Aid Office in the implementation of fellowship awards.

Director: Dr. Jeannette Miller
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The Fellowships Office and the Center for Writing and Communicating Ideas have merged to form the Fellowships & Writing Center. Students with questions about fellowships should consult the CARAT database and make an appointment with Dr. Jeannette Miller. Those looking for feedback on a fellowship proposal should complete the FWC intake form.


Individual Counseling Sessions

In an individual advising session, you will receive feedback on your fellowship proposal and advice on how to articulate the significance of your fellowship project. If you would like a critique of your fellowship essay, please complete the FWC intake form and one of our writing specialists will schedule an appointment with you. Make an appointment well in advance of your deadlines, as spots fill up quickly, especially during peak application season in the fall. If you have a question about fellowships, please sign up for an appointment with Dr. Jeannette Miller.


GSAS Fellowship Publications

The following fellowship publications are available free of charge to all GSAS students. Some are available online; or, you may pick up a paper version of any of the items listed below in the Byerly Hall Dean's Office, 2nd floor.

Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years includes:

  • Samples of winning fellowship proposals, including examples of pre-dissertation and dissertation proposals
  • Samples of fellowship biographical essays
  • A discussion of the student/faculty advising relationship
  • A discussion of setting goals at the various stages of the doctoral program and proceeding through the program in a timely fashion
  • a chapter on publishing work
  • Samples of curriculum vitas, resumes, and cover letters
  • A discussion of the minority experience in the doctoral program
  • a discussion of combining personal life and professional life

The Graduate Guide to Grants

This annual publication presents a comprehensive list of fellowships and grants for graduate students, in addition to providing updated information on an ongoing basis, assists in identifying fellowship opportunities based on citizenship requirements, stage of graduate study, research abroad, fellowship deadlines organized by month, and many other criteria. To access the Guide, you will need your Harvard PIN and ID.

The Harvard Guide to Postdoctoral Fellowships

This is also an annual publication, and is now available online, no PIN or Harvard ID required.

Fellowships for Harvard GSAS Students

This is an annual publication that includes descriptions and applications for some of the major GSAS fellowship competitions.

Some fellowships and scholarships that are likely to be of interest to WISE are listed on the Fellowships/Prizes page on the HGWISE website.