Select Page

Visiting Scholar Program at the Mittal Institute

The Mittal Institute is able to support a small number of fully funded visiting scholars each year. These scholars often are funded via a fellowship program (Fullbright, Marie Curie, etc.) on leave from an academic university ladder position, or privately funded. 

Visiting scholars, while working independent projects, must have a Harvard faculty member as a mentor and participate actively in the Mittal Institute community while at Harvard. 

Visiting Scholars will receive a Harvard ID that provides library privileges to the 90+ Harvard University Libraries. In addition,they will receive regular mailings and invitations to Harvard/Mittal Institute events, lectures and symposia.  They are encouraged to participate in and/or organize seminars based on The Mittal Institute faculty research interests at least once during the academic year.

In addition, Visiting Scholars are asked to be available to Harvard students and scholars for research inquiries related to their area of research. Visiting Scholars are appointed without stipend, and they are expected to provide their own funding and living expenses. 

Apply to be Visiting Scholar

To be a visiting scholar at the Mittal Institute, scholars must submit the following information:

  • Your CV
  • Your fellowship terms including deliverables (if applicable)
  • Overview of funding (please submit official documents if you have them)
  • A page summary of your research project including why it would be helpful for you to be at Harvard
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • A confirmation of a Harvard Faculty Mentor who will support your research through the duration of your Harvard appointment.
  • What dates you would be in residence in Cambridge, and what dates you would be in the US
  • What you would need from the Mittal Institute and Harvard logistically speaking.
    • Ie. Visa sponsorship, office space, etc.

All application materials must be submitted in one email with PDF attachments to Thomas Elliot, Programs and Administrative Coordinator, at Only scholars who have confirmed funding will be considered