Training the Next Generation of Regulatory Science Researchers

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

Conduct and disseminate regulatory science research focused on improving efficiency and accessibility of new therapeutics and other medical products

Build a community around regulatory science through events, didactic sessions, and workshops

Foster collaborations with the FDA and other stakeholders in therapeutic and medical product 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 work with mentors at Harvard, Harvard-affiliated institutions and MIT to develop research projects focused on regulatory science challenges with broad applications to medicine and public health. A subset of our fellows partner directly with FDA scientists on high priority projects identified by the agency.

This is a 2-year fellowship based at Harvard Medical School. Applicants will engage with peers and faculty in the Harvard community and the Longwood Medical Area. Each fellow is paired with a mentor based on their background and interests to maximize opportunities to successfully pursue their research agenda. All fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the rich educational environment across our Harvard campus and contribute to the thriving regulatory science community.


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


The application packet includes the candidate’s CV, a cover letter, and a research statement. Refer to the Apply page for a complete list of open fellowship positions and additional details on the application requirements for each position.

If you are interested in applying, you may reach out to the fellowship director Dr. Florence Bourgeois at with questions about the application process or to submit your application. 


Broad Call for Applications: We are pleased to announce a broad call for applications to the Regulatory Science Fellowship Program. These postdoctoral fellows will lead research projects in regulatory science across a range of disciplines which may include data science, machine learning, health economics, bioethics, policy, and basic biomedical research.

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Regulatory Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience: We are recruiting a fellow to work on regulatory science issues focused on neuroscience. This fellow will work with faculty at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-Affiliated Hospitals or MIT, and benefit from interactions and collaborations with FDA scientists on a project-specific basis.

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