Funding and Awards

For Faculty

  • Faculty Interest Groups - MBB is pleased to offer funding for Faculty Interest Groups. We believe these faculty interest groups can serve as an effective vehicle to bring together faculty members from across the University to discuss and explore exciting questions and issues of common interest. We hope you will consider forming or joining one of these groups.
  • Faculty Awards - These awards are intended to support faculty members (must be at least two) who want to collaborate and examine MBB-related issues through interdisciplinary research, education, or experiences. We have not set a maximum award amount, but we typically cap awards at $50,000, with the hope that complementary support can be secured through non-MBB funding vehicles.

For Graduate Students

  • Graduate Student Awards - We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2016 MBB Graduate Student Awards, intended to help graduate students better understand MBB-related issues by engaging in interdisciplinary experiences. Whether you are currently involved in interdisciplinary work or are planning to start a new interdisciplinary endeavor, all Harvard graduate students in MBB-related fields are encouraged to apply for funding. 

For Undergraduate Students

  • Senior Thesis Awards and Grants - Each year MBB awards several Mary Gordon Roberts Fellowships to support summer thesis research. Applicants must be juniors in an MBB track or the MBB secondary field who will be conducting research this summer that will contribute to their senior honors thesis.