2024/2025 Harvard College Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship


All of these four Harvard College Postgraduate traveling fellowships provide funds to support a year of purposeful travel and cultural immersion outside the U.S. in the year after graduation. Applications need not be tailored to any of the following fellowships in particular; candidates should put forward one proposal, and will be considered for all available funding.

The Four Harvard College Postgraduate traveling Fellowship 

These Fellowship provide a best travel

George Peabody Gardner Fellowship

The goal of this fellowship is to provide its recipients with an opportunity to reflect on their undergraduate life in the context of a wider horizon. Most particularly, it is intended that this fellowship be helpful in opening, rather than narrowing, the range of life-long interests ultimately to be pursued. Recipients of this fellowship demonstrate a curiosity and concern about the history, habitat, and customs of cultures other than their own.

Henry Russell Shaw Fellowship

Shaw Fellowships are limited to European travel. The purpose of these awards is to make it possible for young [people] to supplement their formal education by broadening and cultivating influence which comes from acquaintance with other countries. The object of these awards is to benefit young [people] who, without necessarily having attained the highest scholarship in college, have made good use of their opportunities and give promise of success.

Frederick Sheldon Fellowship

The Sheldon Fellowships support students of promise and good academic standing in a year of unrestricted purposeful travel abroad after graduation. The project proposal is critical and should clearly define a goal or purpose for the year’s travel.

Benjamin A. Trustman Fellowship

Trustman Fellowships are intended to further the education of students who show great promise of making important, long-range contributions to society by providing them with the opportunity to travel after graduation.


Applicants must be Harvard College seniors of any nationality.


Approximately 15 fellowships are available each year. Fellowships provide $27,000 which can be used to support one year of travel abroad.

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