Harvard Business School has announced this year’s recipients of the Robert S. Kaplan (M.B.A. 1983) Life Sciences Fellowship. Established in 2008, the fellowship was created by Robert S. Kaplan, who served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and was the Martin Marshall Professor of Practice at HBS.
The Kaplan Fellowship encourages students with credentials in the life science disciplines to attend HBS by awarding incoming M.B.A. students up to $20,000. Past recipients of the award have demonstrated academic science achievements and professional leadership roles in the industry. This year, many recipients are joint degree students in the M.S./M.B.A. Biotechnology: Life Sciences Program, which builds upon students’ existing biotech and life science knowledge and equips them with the latest business and scientific insights. Kaplan Fellows express a strong commitment to continue a life science career after graduation, including applying to and completing the Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship, which offers HBS alumni the opportunity to build a life science venture while developing their leadership talents.