Loeb Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design 2023-2024 ($55,500 stipend)

Deadline: January 9, 2023

Applications for the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design 2023-2024 are now open. Loeb Fellows are accomplished practitioners, influential in shaping the built and natural environment, whose work is advancing positive social outcomes in the US and around the world.

In the middle of promising careers they step away from their hectic professional lives for one academic year. Fellows audit classes at the GSD and throughout the vast network of Harvard and MIT. They engage with faculty and students, participate in Fellowship events, and collaborate with their peers. They become part of a powerful growing network of colleagues passionately committed to revitalizing communities.

The Loeb Fellowship offers:

  • Up to 10 fellowships per year, drawing applicants from across the US and the world.
  • The time for learning and the intellectual resources to fortify practice and expand vision, all in the service of improving the future of the built and natural environment.
  • The opportunity to audit classes, tuition free, throughout Harvard and MIT.
  • A comfortable stipend and modest housing in Cambridge.
  • A worldwide network of alumni colleagues and supporters.


  • The current stipend for the academic year is $55,500 and is considered taxable income. Health insurance and child care costs are not covered by the programme.
  • There are no costs to Fellows for auditing regular classes at Harvard and MIT.
  • The Fellowship strives to provide housing for Fellows and their families coming from outside the Boston/Cambridge area. Their housing options include both individual apartments and shared housing with communal space.┬áThe accommodations are modestly furnished and conveniently located close to the Graduate School of Design.
  • A travel grant issued during the fall semester covers approximately one economy class round trip home per semester. The travel grants are considered taxable income.


  • Open to a wide range of practitioners whose work focuses on improving the built and natural environment. In short, people of exceptional skill who design, plan, preserve, and critique the places where we live, work, and play are eligible to apply.
  • The programme is for people in mid-career, with a minimum of 5-10 years of experience in the field.
  • They seek professionals who have leadership ability, a strong drive to help others succeed, and who show the potential to take their capacities to higher levels. The opportunities presented by the Fellowship work best for those experienced enough to ask the hard questions, but with plenty of time left to make an impact. A typical Loeb class averages about 42 years of age.
  • The Fellowship is for practitioners. It is not an academic sabbatical programme or an artist residency; there are many other programs for those purposes. The Loeb is unique in providing support for renewal and reflection in an active career.


The application for the 2023-2024 Fellowship year is open until January 9, 2023. All candidates are required to submit an application, three (3) letters of recommendation, and a resume. Supplemental materials are optional but highly recommended. If you are unable to access the online application, contact the Loeb Fellowship office.

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For more information, visit Loeb Fellowship.

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