SEAS Internal Deadline: June 10, 2020
Award Amount: $100,000 for junior faculty; $50,000 for postdoctoral fellows

The Aramont Fellowship Fund for Emerging Science Research provides critical funding to advance early-career, high-risk, high reward science and engineering conducted at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 

Funds will be awarded in two categories:
  • Junior Faculty ($100,000 per award): Two awards will be made to Junior Faculty members, one in each of the following categories, to support work over one to two years. Each of the four eligible schools (Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences) is invited to submit up to two nominations in each of two Junior Faculty categories:
    1. A "sustaining award" to a Junior Faculty member with a promising research portfolio/project who has only one active grant due to end in, or at the conclusion of FY21, or no active grants, excluding school-based support (e.g. start-up funds, Dean's discretionary, etc.)
    2. A "capacity building" award to a Junior Faculty member with a proposal for a promising new area of their research, seeking to build capacity to expand or initiate work in this area. Special preference will be given to those who intend to use these funds to hire an exceptional graduate student and/or post-doctoral fellow to support this new work.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow ($50,000 per award): Each of the four eligible schools (Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences) is invited to submit one nomination in the Postdoctoral Fellow's category to support work over one year. For the purposes of this competition, the affiliation (and therefore eligibility) of postdoctoral fellows is determined by the school in which they hold their appointment. Nominated postdoctoral fellows must have an identified faculty mentor who will provide a letter of recommendation in support of their independent research. Nominated postdoctoral fellows are expected to be those who may reasonably be expected to begin their faculty careers within academic year 2022, and have a strong, independent research project to propose in the Fund's priority area (high-risk, high reward science).
In order to be considered in the University-wide competition faculty and postdoctoral fellows with a primary appointment in SEAS must first apply for the SEAS nomination via the link above. Those with a primary appointment in FAS should apply to the FAS competition.

Questions about this announcement may be directed to Erin Hale ( erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu, 617-496-5252) or Susan Gomes ( sgomes@fas.harvard.edu, 617-496-9448).
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