The Rowland Institute at Harvard is seeking applications for Rowland Fellowships that commence in the 2022 calendar year. We seek the best young experimentalists in all fields of science and engineering. The Rowland Fellowship provides an opportunity to establish an independent program in the rich intellectual environment at Harvard and surrounding area. Candidates will have newly awarded doctorates or up to three years postdoctoral experience.
Dr. Edwin Land founded the Rowland Institute in order to foster high-risk, creative research. In 2002, the Rowland Institute became part of Harvard with the mission of advancing the careers of experimental scientists and engineers at an early career stage. In the tradition of Dr. Land, we are particularly interested in young scholars with the potential to establish a ground-breaking research program in their chosen field.
The Rowland Fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to pursue new research ideas. The pursuit of new ideas is facilitated by a flexible and agile environment. The Fellowship provides laboratory space, funding for equipment, personnel (to include postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students), and general operations. Staff scientists and engineers work with the Rowland Fellows to design and fabricate new experimental set-ups. Additional shared facilities are also available through Harvard.
The term of the Fellowship is for up to five years, with a flexible start date, generally between July and September. The stipend for Rowland Fellows will start at $74,500 per year and up, depending on the candidate's experience.
Deadline for applications is Friday, August, 20, 2021 at 11:59PM EST.
Fellows must have completed their doctoral degrees prior to starting their term.
Dr. Michael M. Burns Rowland Fellows Program Rowland Institute at Harvard 100 Edwin H. Land Boulevard Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
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Applicants should upload a three-page research proposal (statement of research), a curriculum vitae (CV), and list three referees to whom separate emails will be sent outlining instructions to upload their letters of recommendation.
A short list of 10 to 15 candidates will be interviewed online in mid-September.
Finalists will be expected to give a brief presentation on both past and proposed work in a symposium style series of talks by candidates at the end of September/early October. The day following the symposium, candidates will interview all day. Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID pandemic, a decision will be made closer to the time as to whether the symposium and interviews will be in person or virtual. If in person, we strongly encourage candidates to be fully vaccinated. Updates will be posted to https://www2.rowland.harvard.edu/.
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