Boston Area Research Initiative


BARI offers a part-time, paid undergraduate research fellowships in both the academic year and during the summer.  The fellowships are open to current undergraduate students at Harvard who have an interest in a variety of urban issues. Experience with data management and/or geographical information systems (GIS) software is also valuable. (Unpaid fellowships are also available for students from other universities.)

In the past year, seven undergraduate students -- six from Harvard and one from University of Massachusetts Boston -- served as BARI Undergraduate Urban Research Fellows. The students, who worked with BARI Research Director Dan O'Brien, helped prepare data for the BARI Data Library and provided support for many of BARI's other activities. This year’s projects included a yearlong collaboration with the City of Somerville exploring opportunities surrounding data about the city. Two fellows – Akua Abu (Statistics, Harvard) and Barrett Montgomery (Psychology, UMass Boston) –completed honors theses based on their work. 

BARI is planning to offer the fellowship in the 2014-2015 Academic Year but is not currently accepting applications for the program. 

Click here to download a flyer for the 2014 summer fellowship.