The New Harvest Graduate Fellowship Program

Are you seeking funding for a Ph.D. in cellular agriculture? The New Harvest Fellowship Program, established in 2015, supports this critical research.


The New Harvest Fellowship Program provides funding for doctoral (Ph.D.) 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 up to 6.5% overhead. 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 and abide by the research network policies and procedures.

Fellowship program application deadlines fall on November 1 and March 20th of each year. 

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis as funding becomes available. The median time to response is three months. Please let us know upon submission if you have any deadlines, so that we may take them into account.

New Harvest is unable to accommodate grant deferrals.