Candidates for the Zuckerman Fellowship must submit a Fellowship Application to the Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships. The fellowship application requires the following materials:

  • a completed and signed Fellowship Application Form,
  • a résumé or curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of purpose, and
  • two letters of recommendation.

Please review the guidelines document for important details about preparing and submitting your fellowship application. The Fellowship application and guidelines are in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for viewing.


Finalists for the Zuckerman Fellowship will be required to come to Harvard University for an interview with members of the Zuckerman Fellowship Selection Committee on March 12 and 13, 2015. Finalists will receive an invitation via email the week of March 2, 2015 which will provide more detailed information. Information regarding the interviews will not be available prior to that time. For those living outside of the Boston/Cambridge area, hotel and travel expenses to and from Cambridge will be paid by Harvard.

Questions about applying?

Questions about eligibility, timing of applications, application guidelines, or the application forms should be directed to Rebecca Lock at Committee on General Scholarships at 617-496-5042 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Questions about the academic programs at any Harvard graduate or professional school, or the admissions procedures or guidelines, should be directed to the admissions office at the school of your interest. Links to Harvard graduate and professional schools are available on the Harvard University website.