Boston Area Research Initiative


For Graduate 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 periodically offers research seed grants to doctoral students interested in working with new and novel data sets.  BARI has also supported other fellowships for doctoral students from throughout greater Boston and for undergraduates at Harvard College. 

Fellowships for Graduate Students

Research Seed GrantsBARI offers 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. 

BARI is accepting applications for Research Seed Grants for the 2016-20176 Academic Year. Fellowships are due by Friday June 17, 2016.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

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or a copy of the flyer with information on how to apply.

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.  

BARI is not currently accepting applications for this fellowship.

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.

BARI is not currently accepting applications for this fellowship.

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.