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 and MIT to develop research projects focused on regulatory science challenges. 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 offered at our Harvard campus, including through seminars and workshops across disciplines.


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.


The full application packet consists of the candidate’s CV, a research statement from the candidate, and a project description jointly developed between the candidate and prospective mentor(s).

If you are interested in applying, please reach out to the fellowship director Dr. Florence Bourgeois at with your CV and a list of up to five Harvard faculty members with whom you would be interested in working.


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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more