Harvard Senior Administrator Fellowships for Executive Education

The Harvard Senior Administrator Fellowships for Executive Education allow qualifying staff to participate in the University’s Executive Education and Continuing Education programs, often at no cost.*

Harvard’s Executive Education programs attract accomplished leaders from around the globe who come to learn from our renowned faculty and each other, while addressing their strategic challenges. Program topics include leadership, negotiation, management, strategy, and operations. Eligible staff are encouraged to apply for a fellowship in an area that will advance their thinking and professional practice.

Eligibility and Application Process

For 2021, there are currently 40 placements available to Harvard staff grades 60 and above with at least two years of service (we may add additional slots later in the year once summer and fall programming plans have been finalized). To apply, you must complete the application and indicate the program to which you are applying.


  • For programs taking place February – May, applications are due by January 31 and notifications will be sent in early February.
  • For programs taking place June – July, applications are due by March 31 and notifications will be sent in April. NOTE: Harvard Divinity School is accepting applications after this date.
  • For programs taking place August – December, applications are due by May 31 and notifications will be sent in June.

If you receive a Fellowship, you will be notified of the award and then asked to complete the program-specific application with the Executive Education provider/school. If you have questions about the Fellowship or eligible Executive Education programs, please email training@harvard.edu.

Program Opportunities

The following programs are open through the Fellowship:
Number of place updated in June 2021

Faculty/School Eligible Programs Number of places Fellowship Support
Division of Continuing Education

Any program that costs $3,250 or less.
*Applies only to programs through March 2021 currently listed on website. Will be adding more programs in early 2021.

4 100% tuition
Graduate School of Design

Integrated Project Management
*Offered in late July

100% tuition
Graduate School of Education 

The Online Classroom: Strategies for Higher Ed Teaching and Learning

Bravely Confronting Racism in Higher Education

4 total: 2 for each program 100% tuition
Harvard Business School All open enrollment programs of one week or less 3

30% tuition*

Applicant will be responsible for 70% balance of tuition fees

Harvard Divinity School

Religious Resources for Living Beyond Crisis

0 (all slots filled for this year) 100% tuition
Harvard Kennedy School

All open enrollment programs

The following programs are not eligible for the Fellowship:
Comparative Tax Policy and Administration
Infrastructure in a Market Economy
Leading Economic Growth
Senior Executive Fellows
Senior Executives in State & Local Goverment
Senior Managers in Goverment
Senior Executives in National and Interntional Security

0 (all slots filled for this year) 100% tuition
HKS Public Leadership Credential

“A” course offerings, starting in Fall 2021
Evidence for Decisions: From Descriptions to Decisions
Leadership and Ethics: Moral Leadership in Personal Practice
Policy Design and Delivery: A Systematic Approach

1-2 seats in each course 90% tuition
Harvard Law School

Computer Science for Lawyers

Leadership in Corporate Counsel

Women's Leadership: Adapting and Advocating in a Remote Environment

0 (all slots filled for this year) 100% tuition
Harvard Medical School

Leading Digital Transformation in Health Care

Driving Health Care Strategy

*Offered in late July

2 100% tuition
Program on Negotiation at HLS Negotiation and Leadership: Dealing with Difficult People and Problems


100% tuition

* For these programs, the Fellowship will support 30% of tuition through the Fellowship. Departments are encouraged to support the remaining 70% of the cost.