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2019 Summer Program Dates:  Monday, May 27 – Friday, August 9, 2019

Located in the town of Petersham, in Western Massachusetts, the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research.

This program focuses on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, and pest and pathogens. 

Researchers come from many disciplines, and projects center on community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, soil science, atmosphere-biosphere exchanges, ecophysiology, landscape modeling, and data provenance.


  • Stipend of $5775 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 Harvard Forest campus

Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019, 9:00AM EST

Apply Here