WIGi Stipend Award for Harvard Graduate Students

For Harvard applicants only.

The Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality’s (WIGi) mission is to shed light on the cultural, social, economic, and political forces that maintain and break down gender inequalities. We invite applications for stipend awards for doctoral students working on topics related to gender inequality. These projects can be comparative or focused on one country, and all methodological approaches will be considered. Research should focus on some aspect of gender inequality in the household, firm, or in another institution; projects can also center on government policy.

Awards

WIGi stipend awards for Harvard graduate students are $13,400 semester-buyout awards limited to doctoral students in either the Department of Sociology or Economics. Applicants should indicate whether they are seeking funding for the fall or the spring semester.

Who Is Eligible

All Harvard doctoral students within Harvard’s Department of Sociology or Department of Economics are eligible to apply.

Terms

Projects will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance and the quality of proposed research. Funds can be used for any reasonable research purpose. Grant recipients will be expected to participate in WIGi seminars and events and to present work at a WIGi graduate student event.

How to Apply

The Weatherhead Center uses the electronic application platform, the Centralized Application for Research and Travel (CARAT). Please read all the instructions on this page as well as in CARAT before beginning your application. Recommenders must upload their letters of recommendation for your application to CARAT.

Applications are reviewed once a year by the WIGi group. In general, decisions will be made within four weeks of submission.

Deadlines

Application deadline is April 4, 2017