Established in 2002 through the generous gift of Harold A. Pollman, the Pollman Fellowship in Real Estate and Urban Development is given to outstanding postdoctoral 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 are also encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral candidates for the Pollman Fellowship should either have received their doctoral degree or have submitted their dissertation for final awarding of the degree. The fellowship award is $30,000, plus medical benefits, and is to be used towards living and research expenses while the fellow is a resident in Cambridge. While at Harvard, the fellow may audit courses and may seek to 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, to take part in research workshops, and to contribute to the life of the School.

For a complete list of previous fellows, click here. Recent winners include:
2019-2020 – Justin Stern (Ph.D., Harvard University)
2018-2019 – Renee Tapp (Ph.D., Clark University)
2017-2018 – Thomas Malone (Ph.D., University of Southern California)
2016-2017 – ChengHe Guan (Ph.D., Harvard University)
2015-2016 – Can Cui (Ph.D., Utrecht University)

Applications are due by January 1, 2019.

Interested applicants should send their resumes and a short statement of their current and proposed research by email to Francesco Buccella at the address below:

Francesco Buccella
Executive Coordinator
Department of Urban Planning and Design
Harvard University Graduate School of Design