Visiting Scholar Program

Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP) invites researchers who do not need funding to apply to its Visiting Scholar Program. This program will accept a small number of researchers focused on solar geoengineering to spend time 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 solar geoengineering research projects. SGRP will provide little to no funding support to Visiting Scholars since they will have received financial support from another institution.

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. We encouraged applicants from scholars in a range of disciplines, including the natural sciences, economics, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the humanities.

Criteria: Quality of candidate, strength of collaboration with Harvard researchers, originality of proposed research, and relevance of research to advancing understanding and critical analysis of 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 visit; (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,
  • the candidate's desired start date and end date, when you could reside at Harvard full-time.

We strongly encourage you to have been in touch with your Harvard-based collaborator(s). 


For shorter term residencies, please see here to learn more about residencies

Visiting Scholar

Liyi Chen

Liyi Chen

Visiting Scholar, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program
Christine Merk

Christine Merk

Postdoctoral Researcher, Kiel Institute for the World Economy