We are Training the Next Generation of Regulatory Science Researchers

Fellowship Program Objectives
Train the new generation of regulatory science researchers and professionals

Conduct and disseminate regulatory science research focused on improving efficiency and accessibility of new therapeutics using data science and systems engineering approaches

Promote awareness about regulatory science through CRS events, didactic sessions, and workshops

Foster collaborations with the FDA and other stakeholders in therapeutics development

Our fellowship program attracts scientists from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about developing novel approaches in regulatory science to improve medical product development. Fellows develop research projects that generate guidance or proof of concept pilots to support a more effective framework for enabling therapeutic innovation, drug safety, and evaluation.

This is a full-time fellowship based at Harvard Medical School. Fellows are required to release their research into the public domain, which may include journal publications, whitepapers, and software tools. Our fellows participate in events to further their regulatory science education through presentations, workshops, and discussion groups with their peers, and are expected to present their research and findings to the regulatory science community and at national meetings.


This program is open to individuals at different career stages, ranging from new graduates to mid-career faculty, industry scientists, and other practitioners recruited from universities, academic medical centers, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.


Fellows are nominated by a Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science faculty member, and the application is submitted to the Fellowship Committee for consideration. The application packet consists of the candidate’s CV, a written statement from the candidate, and a project description jointly developed between the candidate and mentor(s).

For more information, contact the fellowship director Dr. Florence Bourgeois at florence_bourgeois@hms.harvard.edu.


We are pleased to announce that we are opening a broad call for applications to the Regulatory Science Fellowship Program. These postdoctoral fellows will conduct independent research in regulatory science across a range of disciplines which may include, though are not limited to, data science, machine learning, health economics, bioethics, policy, and biomedical research.

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We are also recruiting for a new postdoctoral fellowship in “Drug-drug interaction detection in real-world claims data and healthcare records.” This fellow will work in Paul Avillach’s lab at the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics and join a cohort of highly motivated Regulatory Science Fellows. Learn more here.

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