The Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship is a competitive one-year program designed to support Harvard graduate students interested in pursuing independent scholarly projects related to health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics.  With intensive mentorship from Petrie-Flom Center affiliates, student fellows are expected to produce a piece of publishable scholarship by the end of the academic year, at which point they may choose to be be awarded a modest stipend and/or academic credit (based on their school's policies). Student fellows blog regularly at Bill of Health, the Center's blog, where their work receives substantial public exposure; participate in and organize Center events; and enroll in the Health Law, Policy, Bioethics, and Biotechnology Workshop, which provides the opportunity to interact with leading scholars in the field.

The call for applications is generally posted in the late Spring, for fellowships beginning the subsequent academic year.

The call for applications for the 2018-2019 fellowship is closed.

The Peter Barton Hutt Student Fellow

Each year, one of our students with a focus on Food and Drug Law is named the Peter Barton Hutt Student Fellow, in honor of our friend and colleague Peter Barton Hutt.  A founding father of the field and a tremendous mentor to many, Professor Hutt has taught Food and Drug Law at HLS for more than 20 years.  He has practiced at the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling for more than five decades, and from 1971-1975, he was Chief Counsel for the Food and Drug Administration.

In January 2013, the Petrie-Flom Center brought together many of those whom Professor Hutt has influenced over the years for a celebratory symposium.  We hope you will help us continue to honor Professor Hutt by making a gift to support the Center's student fellowships, which extend Professor Hutt's excellent work in fostering student scholarship.

When making a gift, please indicate it is in Professor Hutt's honor and is to support the Petrie-Flom Center.  If you have questions on how to make a gift, please call 617-495-3114 or email