The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Research Training (BIRT) Program is a consortium of leading informatics laboratories at Harvard. It is supported by a grant from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. For United States citizens and permanent residents, this postdoctoral fellowship provides a stipend, tuition, and travel funds. Selected fellows are provided with many opportunities for training, research, interaction, and collaboration.  All fellows also pursue the two-year part-time Harvard Medical School Master of Biomedical Informatics degree.  

To apply for a BIRT fellowship, candidates submit an application to the MBI program. No additional materials are required. Applicants for the BIRT program should request an application fee waiver. Please contact to request a fee waiver. 

Applying for Fall 2021

The application deadline for Fall 2021 start has passed. Please check back here over the summer for details about Fall 2022 applications.