Harvard-Cambridge Summer Fellowship

Harvard University

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Mar 2, 2019 9:00am PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Must travel to: United Kingdom

University restriction: Harvard University

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The Harvard-Cambridge Scholarship Committee offers 8 to 12 summer scholarships to undergraduates for supervised research or study at Cambridge University. Scholarship awards provide for the expenses associated with the summer experience and include travel to and from the U.K and room and board at either Trinity College or Emmanuel College. The research or study must begin in late June and last at least eight weeks.

The specific research of study proposed by the applicant must be conducted under the supervision of an advisor who is an instructor, fellow or researcher associated with Cambridge University or one of its colleges, or a research facility associated with the University.

Applicants are responsible for identifying, contacting and securing the agreement in writing of the advisor to supervise the proposed research or study. (Trinity College customarily sends us a list of faculty members associated with it that have projects for which they are seeking research assistance and this list is made available in January to interested applicants through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.) 

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


  • Harvard College sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible.
  • There is no requirement for a particular grade point average or set of achievements.


  •  The Committee favors rising juniors and seniors.
  • The Selection Committee favors:
    • applicants who have a carefully thought-out and interesting project
    • whose proposed supervisor shows genuine interest in supervising the project
    • and whose proposed project builds on, expands, or has the potential to alter the applicant's interests
  • The Committee favors independent research projects or study programs over the Pembroke-King's program.