In light of the FAS announcement about spring 2021, please refer to URAF's Spring Services and Leave of Absence Policies webpage describing our services and plans for the remainder of the academic year. For general questions or to schedule an advising appointment with one of our staff members, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The inboxes are monitored from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST), Monday to Friday.
SPRING 2021: Enrolled undergraduate students conducting mentored research with Harvard faculty must register to determine their eligibility to occupy on-campus spaces, such as labs. Please consult with your faculty research host and refer to the Mentored Research Policy for Spring 2021 for more information.
SUMMER 2021: Plans are underway to re-introduce both remote and in-person research opportunities for continuing undergraduates in good standing. Please refer to the program and application instructions for URAF and other university programs in CARAT.
All research and fellowship application deadlines during the spring term will remain as currently planned. Please refer to application instructions and other resources on our website for information about individual awards and programs. IMPORTANT: If you are taking a leave of absence during spring 2021, you must receive Ad Board approval via your Resident Dean to submit applications for summer programs and funding. You will not be able to access CARAT until which time your exception has been approved, so you will need to START THAT PROCESS WITH YOUR RESIDENT DEAN EARLY.
Recently, the College published the Summer 2021 funding policy, Students are permitted to take Harvard funding to support one Summer experience (ex. internship, research, summer study), regardless of duration of time. Students who are taking the Harvard Summer School Tuition waiver may not take another source of Harvard funding to support a second Summer experience. Please be sure to read the full text of the policy for all pertinent information!
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Remote Ready Research
Are you an undergraduate student interested in engaging in remote research?
Visit URAF's Remote Ready Research website for tips on getting started, tools for organizing and analyzing, and more!
Did you miss one of URAF's info sessions? Are you looking to review the material covered at one of our events?
Now you can acess a list of event recordings from URAF (HarvardKey login required). Check back throughout the semester as more events are posted!
News about COVID-19
Harvard College is committed to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, wherever your intellectual pursuits may lead you. As always, undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate fellows traveling abroad with Harvard sponsorship must adhere to the College’s international travel policy, which sets forth certain conditions and restrictions for travel to elevated-risk and high-risk destinations. Additionally, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the College will adhere to all travel directives from the Office of the Provost when awarding travel grants. The COVID-19 outbreak is evolving daily, and we simply cannot predict what may occur in the next few weeks and months. Government agencies as well as Harvard may impose new requirements if warranted by changing public health circumstances. No funding will be awarded for travel to any destination under Provostial restriction, and Harvard may rescind sponsorship of previously-approved planned travel if warranted prior to your departure. We recognize the uncertainty of the situation and we encourage you to be as flexible as possible with your spring and summer travel. As needed, the Harvard College office or center awarding funding will work with affected students to determine possible alternative plans. Review the COVID-19 travel advice.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) serves Harvard College students as well as faculty and administrators across the university as the primary source of information about undergraduate research and prestigious scholarships at Harvard and beyond.
Zoom Drop-In Advising Hours
Spring 2021 Drop-In Advising (starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021):
Monday to Friday: 2:00pm to 4:00pm (EST)
Stop by drop-ins using this Zoom link! (HarvardKey login required.)
PLEASE NOTE: URAF will not be holding drop-in hours on Wellness Days during the Spring 2021 Term. We encourage you to use drop-in hours on other days or to schedule an appointment for another time using the contact information listed below.