Dissertation Completion Grants for Weatherhead Center Graduate Student Associates

For Harvard graduate students only.

The Center is offering full-year dissertation completion grants for the 2015–2016 academic year to Weatherhead Center Graduate Student Associates who will be in the final year of completing their dissertations. The Center’s scholarly interests are broadly defined to include research on international, transnational, global, and comparative national issues and may address contemporary or historical topics, including rigorous policy analysis, as well as the study of specific countries and regions outside the United States. The Center will continue to award one named dissertation completion grant in honor of Sidney R. Knafel, who served as chair of the Center's Visiting Committee from 1991 to 2000. The Center is delighted to be able to offer additional fellowships, thanks to gifts from the Weatherhead Foundation and the Hartley R. Rogers family.

Award and Benefits

The fellowships carry with them a stipend equal to the standard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) dissertation completion fellowship stipend plus facilities fees and individual health insurance. The dissertation fellows are provided with shared office space that is equipped with computers at the Weatherhead Center.

Who Is Eligible

Current Weatherhead Center Graduate Student Associates who will complete their degree by the end of the 2015–2016 academic year may apply. The selection committee requires that each applicant’s advisor confirm that he or she will have seen two draft chapters of the dissertation by April 1, 2015.


Dissertation completion grant recipients are generally expected to be in residence at Harvard and may not accept any other grants or teaching fellowships during the tenure of their fellowships.

How to Apply

Contact Clare Putnam for more information.


February 13, 2015