A fellowship is a means to pursue a new plan or an old dream for purposeful travel or study. Your Kirkland Fellowships Advising Team consists of Fellowships Tutors who are here to guide you through the process of turning your plan into action. We can help you identify and prepare a strong application package for a well-suited fellowship opportunity. The most important step you can take in achieving fellowship success is starting early, so if you have any interests at all in a particular fellowship, or even just want to know what opportunities are available to you, please reach out or drop by our office hours right away.
Kirkland's 2018-19 Fellowships Tutors: Marcus Comiter (coordinator), Luca Politi (coordinator), Eric Bersin, Kevin Carney, Spencer Smith, Channing Spencer
What's the first step?
We highly recommend dropping by our Fellowships office hours, which we will be holding each Thursday (9-10 PM) in the Kirkland Dining Hall. You will have the chance to speak with Fellowships Tutors to explore your goals and ideas for a particular plan – e.g., summer research, postgraduate studies or a traveling fellowship. In preparation for an initial discussion at office hours, you can read up on introductory information about fellowships on the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) website (available at https://uraf.harvard.edu/). The URAF website also maintains an excellent calendar of deadlines, informational meetings, and a funding sources database. You can also review the biographies of the Fellowships Tutors listed above on the Kirkland website (available https://kirkland.harvard.edu/people) and contact a tutor directly to set up a meeting time to discuss his or her particular area of expertise.