Fellows Life at Harvard University

Fellows agree to be in residence for the duration of their fellowship, committing to be on campus Monday-Thursday each week throughout the semester. While at the Institute of Politics, Fellows are provided a fully furnished apartment on campus. Each Fellow works out of his or her private office at the Institute, complete with a computer and private phone.

The Institute of Politics offers a variety of public and private events that Fellows may enjoy. Fellows are expected to lead eight study groups and attend other Institute activities such as IOP Director’s Dinners and weekly Fellows lunches. IOP Fellows act as mentors to students; therefore, each Fellow makes them self available for at least four hours of office time each week and often meet with students at other times that are mutually convenient. Fellows are invited and encouraged to attend as many other IOP events as possible.

The Institute of Politics provides spacious housing for Resident Fellows. A Fellow may bring his or her family to live in residence for the semester. The Fellows’ apartments are conveniently located a short distance from the IOP (a ten minute walk). Additionally, spouses, partners, visitors and study group guests are invited to participate with the Fellows in IOP activities.

Fellows at the Institute of Politics are able to use all of the facilities of Harvard University: athletic facilities, libraries, museums, and other resources. Fellows are eligible to receive membership in the Faculty Club and may audit courses at Harvard College and other schools at the University. The Institute arranges for Fellows to meet the scholars, practitioners and participants of other centers at the University.