Established in 2002 through the generous gift of Harold A. Pollman, the Pollman Fellowship is given to outstanding post-doctoral graduates in real estate, urban planning, and development to spend one year in residence as a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Applicants in the fields of political economy, economic development, urban economics, and other areas in urban planning and development related to real estate and urban development are also encouraged to apply.

Post-doctoral candidates for the Fellowship should either have received their doctoral degree, or have submitted their dissertation for final awarding of the degree, before the expected start date of the fellowship. The Fellowship award is $30,000 plus medical benefits, and is to be used towards living and research expenses while the Fellow is resident in Cambridge. While at Harvard, the Fellow may audit courses, and may supplement the fellowship with teaching and research assignments with faculty. The Fellow is expected to produce at least one publishable paper in a refereed journal and to take part in research workshops, and to contribute to the life of the School. The Fellowship period is expected to be September 1 through August 31 of the following year.

We are no longer soliciting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Please contact Sarah Hutchinson if you have any questions or would like to be notified about the next call for applications.