Residency Program

Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP) invites researchers to apply to its Residency Program. This program will accept a small number of researchers focused on solar geoengineering to spend between 1 and 3 weeks at Harvard University, working directly with researchers at SGRP and other members of the Harvard community.

The main purpose of this program is to enable visitors to work in collaboration with Harvard researchers and each other on discrete research projects. SGRP will cover the cost of travel and accommodations as well as per diem for meals.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Eligibility: Advanced graduate students, postdocs, junior and senior faculty, and other researchers will be considered for acceptance. 

Criteria:  Quality of candidate, strength of collaboration with Harvard researchers, noting that work with multiple Harvard researchers is preferred, and relevance of research to advancing understanding and critical analysis solar geoengineering.

Application: Please send your application to Lizzie Burns at eburns [at], including:

  • a brief research proposal (1 page) that includes (i) your specific goals for the residency; (ii) the name of at least one Harvard-based researcher with whom you would like to collaborate, and information about whether you have communicated with the researcher(s); (iii) relevance of research to advancing understanding and critical analysis solar geoengineering; and (iv) motivation for applying,
  • a CV,
  • at least one 1-3 week period when you could reside at Harvard full-time.

We strongly encourage you to apply in groups, and to have been in touch with your Harvard-based collaborator(s). Preference will be granted to applications that are submitted jointly by two or more applicants, that express interest in working with more than one Harvard researcher, and that are multidisciplinary.