Herchel Smith Fellowship in Science

Applications due: Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm via CARAT

Herchel Smith fellowships aim to encourage Harvard graduates of high academic ability and research promise in the sciences to study at Cambridge University. Fellowships are held at Emmanuel College.

Awardees are to undertake studies appropriate to preparation for a future Ph.D. degree in mathematics, natural sciences, physical sciences, or applied sciences.                     

Graduating seniors or graduates who have received their bachelor’s degree within the previous two years are eligible.

Five or more fellowships may be awarded each year.  Each fellowship pays all fees, tuition, and lodging for one year (Michaelmas, Lent, and Easter Terms), as well as a stipend to cover additional expenses and transportation. Fellowships may be renewed for two subsequent years, assuming satisfactory academic progress toward a PhD in the same field and approval by the selection committee.

Selection criteria:  
Students of high academic ability (typically demonstrated by A- or better grades) who intend to pursue the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, physical sciences, or applied sciences at a graduate level are eligible. Details of the courses in these fields are set out in the Cambridge University’s online “Guide to Courses,” at www.cam.ac.uk/guide. The range of subjects available in the Natural Sciences Tripos is notably broad.

Candidates should have identified appropriate and suitable courses of study at the time of application, although some fine-tuning may be allowed upon arrival in Cambridge.  In some cases, proceeding to a doctorate will only be allowed after a satisfactory first year of study.

  • Applications due:  Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 11:59pm via CARAT
  • Selection Committee meeting: mid-February

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