Harvard Senior Administrator Fellowships for Executive Education

Harvard is pleased to offer the Harvard Senior Administrator Fellowships for Executive Education again for the academic year of 2018-2019. These fellowships will provide opportunities for staff to participate in outstanding professional learning experiences offered throughout the University’s Executive Education and Continuing Education programs, often at no cost*.

Harvard’s Executive Education programs, led and taught by faculty across nine schools, attract organizational and institutional leaders from across the country and around the world to learn from our renowned faculty and each other, while working to solve their own key strategic challenges.

Through the leadership of Harvard’s Executive Education and Continuing Education programs, the Harvard Senior Administrator Fellowships for Executive Education will provide 22 placements for senior administrators in these programs.

Senior level staff at Harvard will have a significant learning and growth opportunity, to join our faculty, and a cohort of international peers who are engaged in leading large, complex organizations. Program topics include leadership, negotiation, management, strategy, and operations. Eligible staff are encouraged to apply for a fellowship in an area of interest that will help advance their thinking and professional practice.

Eligibility and Application Process

Harvard staff in grades 60 and above, with at least two years of service are eligible.

To apply, you must complete an application and indicate the program to which you are applying. Applicants must meet that program’s admission criteria in addition to those of the Fellowship.

The Harvard Senior Administrator Fellowships for Executive Education accepts applications on the following schedule:

  • Applications due by March 31 for June–August programs, notification early May
  • Applications due by June 30 for September–December programs, notification in August
  • Applications due by September 30 for January-May programs, notification in November

Once candidates are notified they have received a Fellowship, accepted Fellows will be asked to complete the program specific application directly with the school.

If you have questions about the Fellowship or the programs offered, please email training@harvard.edu.

Program Opportunities

The following programs are open through the Fellowship.

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

Strategic Business Management (2 seats)
The Consultant’s Toolkit (2 seats)
Leadership Coaching Strategies (1 seat)

5 100% tuition
Graduate School of Design Leading Through Climate Change (new program to be offered in June; please check back for link) 2 100% tuition
Graduate School of Education  All Programs may be found under Harvard Institutes for Higher Education:  2 100% tuition
Two-week intensive summer institutes in the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education Programs: Space-available basis with special consideration

30% tuition*

Applicant will be responsible for 70% balance of tuition fees

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 Kennedy School All open enrollment programs of one week or less 2 100% tuition
Harvard Law School

Leadership in Corporate Counsel

2 100% tuition
Harvard Medical School

Functional Genomics and Drug Discovery

All Continuing Medical Education Courses
2 100% tuition
Program on Negotiation at HLS Negotiation and Leadership: Dealing with Difficult People and Problems

6 total:
1 Summer (June-Aug)
3 Fall (Sept-Dec)
2 Spring (Jan-May)

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. Participants may also be eligible for some funding through the Education Assistance Fund.