The Harvard Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment is fostering a new collaborative community of doctoral students who will be well-versed in the broad, compelling, interconnected issues of energy and environment while maintaining their focus in their primary discipline. Through debate and dialogue in coursework and seminars, students will be able to identify the obstacles, highlight the opportunities, and define the discussion of an energy strategy for the 21st century and beyond.

Offered in coordination with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, The Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment is open to any doctoral student at Harvard who has completed at least one year in their home department or school, and can demonstrate via an application process that participation in the Consortium will advance the goals of their research experience. Once admitted to the Consortium, members are required to take three courses designed to give doctoral students an introduction to critical aspects of energy issues: energy technology, energy policy, and energy consequences.

Students are also required to participate in a weekly reading seminar, led by faculty members from around the university, that will provide an interdisciplinary overview of the energy field from a wide range of perspectives. Each student in the program will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 to attend conferences or other appropriate professional activities during their time in the program.

Doctoral students are eligible to apply to the Consortium after completing at least one year in their home department or school. The deadline for application for admission to the Consortium in Fall 2011 has passed. For details about upcoming application deadlines and other aspects of the Consortium, please visit the Consortium's website. Current and prospective students should also feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the managing director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.