The Petrie-Flom Center does not have a formal program for scholarly visitors. However, we do occasionally consider exceptional requests to visit on a case-by-case basis. Decisions about whether to host a visitor will depend on the visitor's scholarly work, its fit with the Center's work and affiliates, funding arrangements, and several other factors. Please note that we do not accept as visitors those who are currently enrolled in a graduate program; applicants should have completed all degrees. Visitors are expected to pursue independent scholarship in health law policy, biotechnology, or bioethics; attend Center events; present their work; and otherwise engage with the intellectual life of the Center.

In nearly all cases, visitors will need to have their own source of funding, although this will not guarantee acceptance. Unfortunately, we are generally unable to offer any stipend, compensation, or reimbursement to visitors, or to provide assistance with housing, travel, or other expenses. Visitors are responsible for paying monthly appointment fees charged by Harvard Law School as well as appointment fees charged by the Center. Office space is usually not available at the Center, although we can sometimes make other arrangements. Visitors are expected to reside in the Cambridge, MA area for the period of their visit. Visits less than one month will not be considered; visits 6 months to 1 year are preferred.

If you would like more information about visiting the Center, please contact us at for additional information.