Fellowship Program

Are you seeking funding for a PhD in cellular agriculture?


The New Harvest Fellowship Program provides funding for doctoral (PhD) students pursuing basic scientific research in cellular agriculture. The program consists of a three-year training grant program that financially supports the fellow and connects them to the New Harvest research community. Fellowship training grants cover student stipend, tuition, and supplies, and do not cover indirect costs. The target grant amount is $40,000 USD per year of support.

Interested students should begin by finding a principal investigator (P.I.) with the requisite expertise who is interested in working with them. Then, prospective students design and submit a five to six page research proposal in partnership with their P.I. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for university matching grants and government funds. Grants that have been matched are given preference in the review process.

As openness in research is a core value for New Harvest, Fellows are expected to demonstrate a commitment to openness throughout the duration of their term - ensuring that their work remains as accessible as possible, and that findings are published in a peer-reviewed open access journal.

Once accepted, all New Harvest Research Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly remote group meetings and to attend Lab Meets with the New Harvest staff every six months. Research Fellows may also be asked to participate in New Harvest’s annual cellular agriculture conference by speaking or presenting a research poster.

Fellowship program application deadlines fall on November 15 and April 15 of each year.

The New Harvest Fellowship Program was established in 2015.