Application Process

Application Process for Visiting Fellows

Applicants must have a bachelors degree and at least five years of work experience.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States (visa sponsorship cannot be offered). The evaluation of applications will be based on professional and academic achievement, a written statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation. The final selection of Fellows will be based on interviews with the sponsoring Harvard schools and departments and suitability for the Program. In order to assure full consideration, completed applications must be received via email at by March 23, 2017. Please read FAQ's before submitting an application.

Application Materials: To receive a copy of the Visiting Fellows application, please download AFP Application 2017-2018

Application Process for Resident Fellows

Resident fellows reflect the diverse, emerging leadership potential for outstanding professionals already in the Harvard Community. Resident fellows must meet the following criteria to apply: exempt level staff members who have a minimum of five years professional experience (with a minimum of 2 years administrative experience at Harvard and in good HR standing) and have completed a baccalaureate degree.  Review of applications will be based on professional achievement, a written statement of purpose, and a letter of reference from an immediate supervisor and a human resources representative in the school or department.  The University-wide AFP Review Committee, comprised of human resource managers and former AFP fellows will select the 2017-2018 Resident Fellows in August based on preliminary evaluations and interviews of top candidates.  Applications will be available in late spring 2017 for Resident Fellow candidates.