Merit Fellowships / Graduate Society Term Time Research Awards Post, Harvard University, USA

The Harvard Merit Fellowships

The Harvard Merit Fellowships and Graduate Society Term Time Awards for Dissertation Research are now similar in terms of eligibility requirements and stipend; they are available to outstanding GSAS students in all fields, including GSAS departments in the natural sciences.

These fellowships are normally to be held in the fourth or fifth year, or earlier, and are for the purpose of allowing the students to devote a greater portion of their time to research, fieldwork, and writing than would otherwise be possible.

Students must have passed Generals and have an approved dissertation prospectus at the time of nomination, or be scheduled to have approval by the time the award begins (the award otherwise will be forfeited if approval does not materialize).

Eligibility for The Harvard Merit Fellowships

Merit / Term Time candidates may be in any field within GSAS. (Students in the natural sciences who also work in the medical area must apply through the GSAS department.)


All candidates must have passed Generals and have an approved dissertation prospectus at the time of nomination, or must be scheduled to have an approved prospectus by the time the award begins (the award otherwise will be forfeited if approval does not materialize).

Normally, at the time of nomination, the candidates will be in the third or fourth year of the doctoral program – or earlier.

Merit nominees must report promptly if they receive another fellowship offer, since Merit nominees ordinarily are not permitted to hold another fellowship during the Merit semester.

Application deadline for The Harvard Merit Fellowships : February 11, 2011