Friday, January 10, 2014

Harvard Forest - Summer Research Program

The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, changing wildlife dynamics, and invasive species (see 2014 research projects and 2013 student abstracts). Read student experiences from past summers on our blog.

The on-line application system for Summer 2014 is now open. 

2014 Summer Program Dates

Monday, May 26 - Friday, August 8, 2014
Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day and while the University is closed, this is the planned arrival date for students.  Staff will be on-site to greet you.  The program will begin on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00am.


  • Stipend of $5500 for the 11-week session
  • Free furnished housing at Fisher House or Raup House
  • Free full meal plan
  • Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Forest (federal grant restrictions apply)

Where is the Harvard Forest?

The Harvard Forest is located in the town of Petersham, in Western Massachusetts.

How to Apply

Application Deadline is Friday, February 7, 2014, midnight EST.