Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research

Harvard University

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Deadline: Dec 15, 2020 2:00pm PST

Grant amount: Up to US $60,000

Fields of work: Forestry

Applicant type: Research Scientist, Working Professional, Faculty

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Counties in Massachusetts: Middlesex County, Worcester County

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The Charles Bullard fellowship program supports advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry and forest-related subjects including biology, earth sciences, economics, politics, administration, philosophy, humanities, the arts, or law.

The fellowship is a highly competitive program that only accepts 5 to 7 recipients a year from a large applicant pool.

Fellowship Scope

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.

Program Affiliations

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:


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.

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.


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.

Fellowship Location

The Bullard Fellowship is a residential program and Fellows are expected to spend a substantial portion of their Fellowship based at either Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts or at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bullards who expect to spend more than a week or two traveling during their Fellowship should include details in their application.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Bullard Fellowships are generally awarded to individuals in mid-career who have established themselves in academia, public service, or in the private sector.
  • Fellowships may start at any time after September 1 and must be between 6 and 12 months in duration.


  • 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.


  • Please note: This is not a post-doctoral program; recent PhD graduates are generally not appropriate candidates for a Bullard Fellowship.
  • Fellowships are not intended to provide significant funds for original research.


This page was last reviewed June 19, 2020 and last updated June 19, 2020