Postdoc and Fellow

The Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship Benefits, Eligibility, and Eligible Departments


The two-year fellowship provides funding in the amount of $65,000/year, and DPF fellows are eligible for Harvard’s generous benefits package. They receive additional opportunities for career enhancement, mentorship, seminars, workshops, and conferences, along with a robust support network, through the Scholars in Translational and Academic Research (STARs) program.



  • Have completed an MD, MD/PhD, PhD, ScD, or equivalent in the basic or social sciences.   
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident (“green card”).
  • Be from a group that is historically underrepresented in the basic and social sciences.
  • Have no more than two years of postdoctoral experience.



DPF Fellows can choose to conduct research with faculty within the basic and social science departments in research programs or faculty labs. For more information, click on the department of interest below. Candidates are encouraged to reach out to faculty members with whom they are interested in working to discuss their interests

Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Biomedical Informatics

Cell Biology


Global Health and Social Medicine

Health Care Policy




Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Systems Biology

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