Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard Program

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard Program

The Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) program connects undergraduates interested in a PhD with first-class researchers working in fields in the life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. This program is offered through GSAS and the Leadership Alliance.

During this 10-week program, SROH interns conduct research and participate in discussions with Cambridge-based Harvard faculty, build their presentation and research discussions skills, and take part in field trips with other Harvard summer programs. Students in the program live in Harvard housing and enjoy access to the outstanding resources of the university.

The program is funded by GSAS, Harvard Molecules, Cells, and Organisms, Harvard Evolution, Ecology, and Environment, and the Leadership Alliance

Note that we also have funding for students interested in atmospheric sciences as part of the NSF-supported International Partnership in Cirrus Studies project, a collaboration including U. Chicago, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Washington, and European institutions.  Please see for information on participating faculty. Research focuses on modeling and measurement of high-altitude clouds.

Applicants in the social sciences and humanities should feel free to write to the SROH program and indicate which Harvard faculty they have identified in their area(s) of interest and whether or not they have been in contact with said faculty.

SROH Application Process

SROH takes place between June and August. For information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program.

Applications open on November 1, 2020, and must be submitted by February 1, 2021.


Room, Board, and Stipends

The in-person version of the program covers travel to and from the program, housing, and typically a stipend of $3,500 and a food allowance of $1,500. Students participating in MARC or similar programs that provide summer support are welcome to apply. Students are required to participate for the full period of the program. PLEASE NOTE: Summer 2021 dates and other details will be posted once a decision is made as to whether or not the experience will be in-person or virtual (as it was in Summer 2020.)


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