Following their first two years of study and research, PhD students from the Harvard Astronomy department may spend an extended period of time at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. Any such visit should be included in the PhD thesis proposal of the students, and therefore must be approved by the Committee for Academic Studies (CAS) of the Harvard Astronomy department as well as the primary advisor of the student at Harvard.
Once a thesis proposal with such a visit gets approved, the progress made by each student will be monitored by the CAS and the student’s Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) in the same way it is done for students who conduct all their research at Harvard. The CAS may request that the student visit Harvard once per semester to report progress in her/his research to the TAC.
The travel and stipend expenses of the visiting student will be paid in full by Carnegie Observatories.
The guidelines for Harvard PhD students with a non-resident status are summarized on the website http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/current_students/non-resident_status.php . Students applying to a non-resident status may request to delay payment of their required tuition and instead pay the active file fee or the facilities fee.