Rowland Fellowship: Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
upwards from $74,500 per year, depending on experience
June 02 2021
RF 2022
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Rowland Fellowship


The Rowland Institute at Harvard is seeking applications for Rowland Fellowships that commence in the 2022 calendar year. We seek the best young experimentalists in all fields of science and engineering. The Rowland Fellowship provides an opportunity to establish an independent program in the rich intellectual environment at Harvard and surrounding area. Candidates will have newly awarded doctorates or up to three years postdoctoral experience.

The Rowland Fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to pursue new research ideas, facilitated by a flexible and agile environment. The Fellowship provides laboratory space, funding for equipment, personnel (to include postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students), and general operations. Staff scientists and engineers work with the Rowland Fellows to design and fabricate new experimental set-ups. Additional shared facilities are also available through Harvard.

The term of the Fellowship is for up to five years, with a flexible start date, generally between July and September of 2022.  The stipend for Rowland Fellows will start at $74,500 per year and up, depending on the candidate’s experience.

We are accepting applications until Friday, August 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. To apply the candidates must use the link below to submit their application:

Only applications submitted through the Harvard website will be considered for the position. For more information follow the instructions and the link at the website below:

Applicants will be asked to upload a three-page research proposal (Statement of Research), a curriculum vitae (CV), and list three referees. When the application is completed and submitted, instructions will automatically be sent to the referees about submitting their letter of recommendation. Your application does not have to be completed and submitted in one sitting, and you can log back in at a later time to make additions.

A short list of 10 to 15 candidates will be interviewed online in mid-September.

Finalists will be expected to give a brief presentation on both past and proposed work in a symposium style series of talks by candidates at the end of September/early October. The day following the symposium, candidates will interview all day. Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID pandemic, a decision will be made closer to the time as to whether the symposium and interviews will be in person or virtual. If in person, we strongly encourage candidates to be fully vaccinated. Updates will be posted to

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.