HMS and Harvard COVID-19 Info

Harvard University and Harvard Medical School have created sites to disseminate information and resources about the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus 2019).

Please bookmark or check these sites frequently for the most up to date infomation for the Harvard Community, including travel and meeting restrictions.

October 23, 2020 – Harvard Brain Science Initiative (HBI) Young Scientist Transitions Award Program
HBI is pleased to announce the Harvard Brain Science Initiative (HBI) Young Scientist Transitions Award Program. This special program, made possible with funding from the Office of the Provost, is designed to provide relief funding to neuroscience postdocs at Harvard University whose career progress has been significantly delayed by institutional shutdowns, slowdowns and delays in job search processes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please see the attached RFA for eligibility details and information on how to apply, and share with postdocs in your lab. Letters of intent are due December 2nd.
Questions may be sent to
HBI, as well as Parizad Bilimoria, Assistant Director for HBI, at

August 20, 2020 - Travel Guidance update from Harvard President:

The HMS-HSDM-HSPH Ombuds Office provides highly confidential, impartial and independent services to faculty, staff, students, trainees and affiliate institution appointees to help identify issues, goals and potential options available to help manage or resolve concerns.  ANY issue may be brought to the Ombuds Office, including anything related to COVID-19.  Ombuds Melissa Brodrick and Justin Neiman are available for Zoom, phone and Skype appointments.  Call 617-432-4041 or email.

*Please note if you work at one of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, please check with your local administrators for COVID-19 protocols and guidance as they may differ from the University's or Medical School's