Bauer Fellows Program

The Bauer Fellows program was initiated to maximize the opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction. Bauer Fellows are young and independent researchers, often straight out of a PhD, who receive funds from the NIGMS Center for Modular Biology and Harvard to run a group of up to three people. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal for up to two more years. Each Fellow receives the support of a mentoring committee composed of three faculty who are interested in the Fellow’s area of research.

Our Fellows develop new experimental techniques, applying existing and novel techniques to interesting biological problems, and develop new analytical and theoretical tools for converting genome-wide data into knowledge about biology. They come from a variety of backgrounds, including biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Because we strongly believe that the search for broad biological principles requires a combination of experiment, theory and computation, we are particularly interested in recruiting Fellows with broad scientific interests and a taste for collaboration. Our aim is for Fellows to work together by combining their differing expertise with a strong interest in a common general problem, as well as forging connections between the center and the broader Harvard community.

If you know of anyone who you think would be an outstanding candidate for one of these positions, please contact the director of the Bauer Fellows program, Andrew Murray ( To apply for a position, please see our application procedure.

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