Boston Area Research Initiative

Fellowships

For Doctoral Students | For Harvard Undergraduates | Other Fellowships 

As part of its efforts to spur original research in the greater Boston area that is on the cutting edge of social science and policy, BARI supports two fellowships for doctoral students from throughout greater Boston and one fellowship for undergraduates at Harvard College.  BARI is also offering research seed grants to doctoral students interested in working with new and novel data sets.

Fellowships for Doctoral Students

Radcliffe/Rappaport Summer Doctoral Policy Fellowships give doctoral students from throughout greater Boston the opportunity to work full-time in positions with the City of Boston or in other state and local agencies in the Greater Boston area. Fellows work with their supervisors to develop projects that are of immediate value to practitioners while also furthering their own research.  These fellowships, which are jointly funded by Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Harvard's Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, are coordinated by the Rappaport Institute.  Summer doctoral fellows also participate in activities associated with the Rappaport Institute Summer Policy Fellows Program.  

The application deadline for the summer 2014 fellowship has passed.

BARI Urban Doctoral Student Fellowships give doctoral students from any school in greater Boston the opportunity to work part-time during the academic year on projects that would help policymakers, inform their research, and make useful data more available to other scholars.  

The application deadline for the spring 2014 doctoral fellowship has passed.

Research Seed GrantsBARI also is offering several seed grants for graduate students interested in using novel digital data sets about the region to carry out original research projects. Each grant will be for $5,000, though larger awards will be considered depending on the size of the proposed project. Preference will be given to those who can provide matching funds for their proposed project. 

The application deadline for the research seed grants has passed.

Fellowships for Harvard Undergraduates

BARI Urban Research Fellowship for Undergraduates.  The fellowship is open to Harvard undergraduates who have strong skills in statistical analysis, data management and/or geographical information systems (GIS) software. An interest in urban public policy and strong problem solving skills also are valuable. Fellows will work 8-10 hours/week and will be paid $13/hour. Fellows will work as a team on data-based projects pertinent to current events and public policy in Boston.

The application deadline for Summer 2014 fellowships is April 1, 2014. 

Other Fellowships

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston's Summer Public Policy Fellows program provides summer fellowships to graduate students from throughout the greater Boston region.

Via the Boston Urban Mechanics Program, the City of Boston provides year-long post graduate fellowships and summer internships for graduate students as well as internships for undergraduate students.

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