Unlock Your World
From laboratory study to archival research to investigations in the field, Harvard students engage in world-class research across all disciplines and make groundbreaking contributions to their fields.
With support from a variety of funding sources, students collaborate with renowned faculty researchers whose work has been featured in top journals and awarded prestigious grants. Whether you assist your professor or lead your own project, you'll receive guidance, support, and the benefit of their expertise.
During the academic year, you can conduct research for credit, as determined by the director of undergraduate study in each department.
Students can also receive funding from one of many sources. Additionally, many faculty members across academic departments hire students directly to serve as research assistants.
Expanding Our Campus
Scheduled to open during the 2020-2021 academic year, the state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Complex will expand Harvard's campus with an additional 500,000 square feet of classrooms, active learning labs, maker space, and common areas.
Harvard offers many residential research programs for students staying on campus during the summer. In addition, funding is available to support independent research locally, domestically, and internationally.
Voyage of Discovery
Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships helps students navigate the research opportunities available here on campus, in the Cambridge area, and around the world.