Belfer Center Fellowships

Dear Min,The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to offer various predoctoral, postdoctoral, and professional fellowship opportunities in the fields of science and international affairs. This year, our fellowship application timeline has moved to an earlier date. The fellowship application for the 2022-2023 academic year will open Friday, October 1, 2021, and close Wednesday, December 1, 2021. We hope that you will share this information with your networks and mentees who may be planning to apply for fellowship programs this fall.

The Belfer Center has a dual mission: (1) to provide leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge about the most important challenges of international security and other critical issues where science, technology, environmental policy, and international affairs intersect; and (2) to prepare future generations of leaders for these arenas. Many of our former fellows have gone on to become faculty members at top academic institutions, pursued careers in government, or served in senior leadership roles in other fields.

During the 2022-2023 academic year, the Belfer Center will offer the following fellowship opportunities:

Agriculture and Energy Policy Fellowship
Arctic Initiative Fellowship
Cybersecurity Fellowship
Energy Innovation and Decarbonization Fellowship
Ernest May Fellowship in History and Policy
Geopolitics of Energy Fellowship
International Security Program Fellowship
Low-carbon Development in China and India Fellowship
Managing the Atom Project Fellowship
Middle East Initiative Fellowship
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship
Technological Systems and Innovation Policy
Technology and Public Purpose Fellowship

The fellowships are open to individuals who are doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D. recipients, and mid-career professionals from the public and private sectors. The Center is committed to recruiting a highly diverse group of fellows and ensuring that our appointments and selection procedures consciously identify and evaluate people from underrepresented groups.For more fellowship descriptions and application requirements, please visit our fellowship page.We hope that you will consider forwarding these opportunities to individuals within your networks who may be interested in pursuing a fellowship at the Belfer Center in future application cycles. To sign up for email notifications about Belfer Center fellowship programs and applications, please click the button below. For any questions related to the Center’s fellowship opportunities, please contact us at