$75,000 Burke Climate and Health Fellowship at Harvard Global Health Institute, USA 2025

Written by catherine.caoile on February 26, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Health Studies
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Fellowships Manager, Olivia Mulvey [email protected] 

Harvard Global Health Institute aims to provide a fellowship program to local and international students who want to pursue higher education in the USA. The institute funds the research of junior investors, fellows, postdocs, and Harvard junior faculty for their curriculum developments, teaching, and innovative research in global health.

For the academic year 2023-2025, Harvard Global Health Institute in partnership with the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability offers a 2-year fellowship program intended for post-doctoral students, research fellows, and early career faculty which focuses on the intersection of climate change and global health.

During the fellowship period, the fellows will work closely with the Harvard faculty in many departments or schools where the research was proposed.

Burke Climate and Health Fellowship is developed with the generous support of Harvard Alumna Katherine State Burke and her husband Robert Burke, they founded the Burke funds to provide help and advance the career of promising researchers in Global Health.

Provider: Harvard Global health institute 

About the Provider 

Basic responsibilities to diversity and inclusion, value, and civil rights are at the actual center of global health. The Harvard Global Health Institute looks to cause these standards vital to each part of their work as they advance education, research, and policies that address basic health imbalances in the US and all over the world. Intrinsic in this work, they should perceive the immense and progressing effect of the historical legacies of racism, expansionism, and different types of mistreatment that keep on supporting such huge variations in health and health results, admittance to quality consideration, and endeavors to decrease enduring among people and populaces.

They understand that difficult such imbalances require consistent cautiousness, investigation, and profound basic assessment and reflection. Harvard’s obligation and responsibility are for these qualities to be obviously reflected in the entirety of its endeavors to advance the investigation of global health and health conditions, social and structural determinants of health, and creative practices and policies that effectively advance equity and equality.

The Harvard Global Health Institute is located on the conventional and tribal land of the Massachusett public. This land has for quite some time been respected by and filled in as a position of trade for native countries, including the Massachusett, Nipmuck, and Wampanoag Countries, and stays the home of native individuals residing in the more prominent Boston region and the territory of Massachusetts. As an Interfaculty devoted to impartially tending to health variations established in the continuous tradition of imperialism, HGHI focuses on building organizations with indigenous networks here and all over the world in all aspects of their work.

Fellowship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2023-2025
  • Applicant’s Nationality: Local and International
  • Degree Level: Doctoral Degree
  • Field: Health Studies
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Awards: $75,000
  • Country: United States
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes


Before proceeding with the application, interested applicants must meet the basic requirements for the fellowship awards.

  • The fellowship encourages both local and international students to apply for the fellowship awards, international students must have permission to work in the USA.
  • Proposed research undertakings ought to have an unmistakable climate and health center and may incorporate relief or variation activities that consider or straightforwardly assess intercessions intended to further develop health results. Understudied populations, including inhabitants of low-or-center pay nations or districts, kids, individuals who are pregnant, transient laborers, and racial or ethnic minoritized gatherings will be prioritized.
  • Applicants must be holding a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Medicine, Climate Science, Economics, and Environmental Health. Other related fields will also be considered.
  • The ideal candidates are post-doctoral fellows, research fellows, or with faculty experience positions at their home institute.
  • The applicants must be committed to serving as mentor researchers.
  • The candidates must be able to commit at least 75% FTE efforts in their research for two years fellowship program.
  • The candidates must be able to demonstrate their advanced scholarly research such as publications and so on.

Requirements for the Harvard faculty Sponsoring Mentor 

  • Sponsoring mentors should have a Ph.D. or MD and be Harvard employees who can be associates, assistants,s or Full Professors.
  • Sponsoring mentor should exhibit skills to support the candidate’s area of research.
  • Sponsoring mentor should present a letter of support (limit of two pages) to the choice board depicting exhaustively the degree of obligation to the research and the candidate. Applications without this letter of support won’t be thought of.
  • The sponsoring mentors’ Harvard office should officially qualify and house their mentee.
  • Candidates and the Staff Sponsoring Mentor should get a letter from their scholastic division head recognizing that roundabout expenses are not covered.
  • The mentor should ensure no less than 75% of the safeguarded time for research for their mentee for the 2-year program.

Fellowship Awards 

The fellowship awards incorporate a compensation of $75,000 each year for a sum of as long as two years to support grants connected with climate and health. During the fellowship time frame, Climate and Health Colleagues will be necessary individuals from the Harvard Global Health Institute and Salata Institute and ought to hope to take part in cross-College commitment to climate change.

All colleagues will have actual space both at The Harvard Global Health Institute and at the Salata Institute to fabricate a local area of individuals zeroed in on climate change and its belongings. The Harvard Global Health Institute and the Salata Institute hope to support two Climate and Health Colleagues to join the 2023 cohort.

Further expectations are outlined on the official website of the fellowship provider.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until March 3, 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by May 2023. The fellowship program will be commencing in July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025.

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