The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellowship in Conservation Biology

Application deadline: October 1, 2019

The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University invites applications or nominations for the Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Visiting Fellowship in Conservation Biology. The Hrdy Fellowship is open to researchers at any rank; we encourage applications from both established scientists as well as those who have recently received their Ph.D. The fellowship supports visits of either one or two semesters. 

The Hrdy Fellowship is awarded to an individual who will engage in scientific study in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Recipients of this fellowship are expected to have a strong and transformative effect on the study of conservation biology at Harvard University. Applicants from any research field within conservation biology are welcome to apply. Research of previous Hrdy Fellows has included conservation paleobiology, marine evolution and conservation, conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles, and the impact of human activities on the environment. Information about previous fellows is available here:

The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellowship in Conservation Biology is made possible by the generosity of Sarah and Daniel Hrdy.

The Hrdy Fellow is primarily expected to engage in leading-edge research, where possible in collaboration with members of the Harvard community. Additional responsibilities include a public lecture by the Fellow in any area of conservation biology. Finally, the Fellow is required to teach a one-semester, seminar-style course aimed at upper-level undergraduates. For more information on teaching, contact OEB Chair Elena Kramer, at

Application Process

Fellowships are awarded through a competitive review process that will begin on October 1, 2019 for appointments to begin no earlier than August 1, 2020. To be considered for a fellowship, please submit materials through the ARiES portal at

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.