Research Assistantships

Research assistantships (RAs) are designed to support students engaged in research activities under the supervision of a faculty member. The research supervisor may be an MIT, HMS, or Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) faculty member. Students may work at MIT, HMS, GSAS, or in one of the Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals. Only students in good academic standing are eligible for RA appointments.
HST MD students should note the program-specific procedures listed here.
Students seeking research assistantships should identify a faculty member, institution or lab whose research aligns with their interests. Students can approach a faculty member or principal investigator directly to inquire about research and funding opportunities. Resources are available at here.
Opportunities are posted in TWiHST, HST's weekly community newsletter.
Applications for RA appointments must be completed in full and submitted to Laurie Ward E25-518, MIT by the deadline specified for each term.