As part of the school’s strategy to prepare for hybrid teaching and learning this fall, the GSD is pleased to offer a new fellowship opportunity this year.

The Irving Instructional Technology Fellowship presents graduating students and all-but-dissertation doctoral students with the opportunity to research, develop, and implement innovations in infrastructure for hybrid design pedagogy for the school.

The Irving Instructional Technology Fellowship is made possible through the John E. Irving Dean’s Innovation Fund, which was established in 2013 with a gift from John K. F. Irving AB ’83, MBA ’89 and Anne Irving Oxley to honor the legacy of their father, John E. (Jack) Irving, and support the tradition of outstanding teaching and innovation at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.


Current Irving Instructional Technology Fellows

Jonathan Gregurick, Esesua Ikpefan, Kevin Liu, and Blake Mitchell


Fellowship Details

Over the course of the summer and fall term, fellows will work closely with the school’s instructional technology leaders on the development, implementation, and maintenance of a support infrastructure for hybrid courses. Beginning with an analysis of needs and the development of teaching strategies during the summer, the Irving Instructional Technology Fellows will be instrumental in ensuring that GSD courses in the fall are equipped to meet the demands of hybrid teaching.

In a dynamic role within a rapidly changing environment, fellows will require creativity, adaptability, and a willingness to take initiative and apply critical design thinking to the creation of administrative systems. They will collaborate with faculty, staff, and student employees in tailoring support strategies to individual courses and ensuring that support is available when needed.

Fellows will be expected to deliver a report or presentation at the end of their fellowship.

Fellows are expected to be on-campus to begin on June 1, 2021 and continue through December 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension through the spring semester based on need. They will have an assigned desk space or a shared office while in residency. To gain campus access, fellows will be required to follow the university’s latest guidance for on-campus activities, as well as all local, state, and CDC guidelines.

They are committed to working 30 hours/week, for which they will receive $3,000/month plus benefits.



Graduating students and ABD doctoral candidates are invited to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US and are responsible for securing authorization, if needed. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and CV, see details below.



After reviewing all applications with instructional technology leaders in the school, four finalists will be appointed by the dean.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Irving Instructional Technology Fellowship.



Upload the following application materials in the form of a single PDF labeled “Irving Instructional Technology Fellowship_Lastname_Firstname.pdf”:

  • Letter of interest (include name, degree program, GSD and permanent email addresses) with an overview of your background, describing your affinity for instructional technology and proficiency in operating technical equipment, your administrative and/or managerial work experience, and your interest in the design of administrative systems
  • Current curriculum vitae

Additional uploading information has been sent on the Student Announce listerv.

Questions should be directed to Suneeta Gill, Academic Affairs Coordinator.