Harvard Fellowship for Future Faculty Leaders: Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline?
Complete your application by 23:59 Eastern Time on Friday December 20, 2019.

What is the term length for FFL?
The fellowship is 3 years, renewed annually upon review.

How do I apply?
Visit the "Fellowship Application Login" . Select “Update Account,” then “Register.” On the Registration page, enter your full email address and a password of your choice. Repeat the password for verification and select “Register Now.”

Can I print the application form and mail it?
Contact fflpostdoc@cfa.harvard.edu if you are unable to submit your application online.

Must I have already received my doctorate to apply?
Applicants may apply in the final year of their doctoral program, but must be on track to satisfy all requirements of the degree before beginning the fellowship, including successfully defending one’s thesis. Applicants will need to provide verification of completing her or his doctorate.

If I am also applying for other fellowships at the CfA, do I need separate letters of recommendation sent for each fellowship, or will they be shared?
All documents must be provided directly to the application for FFL. Letters of recommendation received for the FFL will not be shared among applications for other fellowships at the CfA and vice-versa.

What format is required for uploading files?
All files must be in PDF.

Can I edit my application after submission?
Yes. You can access your application until the deadline at 23:59 Eastern Time on Friday December 20, 2019. All information and documents can be updated and replaced as needed until the deadline.

What should I do if I have an issue with my password?
In the "Fellowship Application Login" page select “Reset Password.” After following the steps, your password will be reset and a new one will be emailed to you.

How will I know if all my application materials have been received?
After logging in, select “View Application Status” to check whether any sections in your application remain incomplete. In addition, when viewing your application online, you can review your uploaded documents by clicking on the button beside the filename.

I want to withdraw my application.
To withdraw your application, email fflpostdoc@cfa.harvard.edu stating your full name and any other relevant information.

Where can I get more information? I have questions that are not answered here.
Direct any questions or report any issues to fflpostdoc@cfa.harvard.edu .


Clay Fellow Warren Brown