Faculty Grants

Weatherhead Research Clusters

The Weatherhead Center typically invites applications to establish new research clusters starting in July, though no new applications will be considered in the 2019–2020 academic year.  We support international, transnational, global, and comparative social science, and may address contemporary or historical topics, including rigorous policy analysis.

Our goal is to fund research clusters that take on big and...

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Weatherhead Scholars Program

The Weatherhead Center invites applications to its Scholars Program for 2020–2021. This new program offers visiting faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and experienced practitioners the opportunity to spend up to one academic year at Harvard.

Visiting Faculty

We will consider faculty in the social sciences from other universities and programs, as well as academics employed by think tanks.

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Tenure-Track Faculty Synergy Semesters and Faculty Research-Semester Leaves in International Affairs

Highlights

  • All Faculty Associates of the Weatherhead Center may apply for semester-leave grants.
    • Assistant- and associate-level Faculty Associates of the Weatherhead Center may apply for synergy semester leave grants requiring course development.
    • Tenure-track and senior Faculty Associates may apply for research-semester leaves with no course-development requirement.
  • Within a seven-year time frame, Faculty Associates are eligible for one research-semester leave.

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Undergraduate Research Assistants to Faculty Associates

The Weatherhead Center invites Center Faculty Associates (as well as Harvard Academy Scholars) to apply for research assistance from Harvard College undergraduates. These undergraduates hail from a variety of disciplines, and have research interests relating to the work of the Center. The Center can hold workshops run by its Graduate Student Associates to teach undergraduate research assistant candidates specific skills such as Excel, SSCI, LexisNexis, JSTOR, Stata, PowerPoint, OmniPage Pro, HeinOnline, EndNote, and WordStat, among others.

Who Is Eligible

Any...

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Staff Support for Resident Faculty

Staff assistants provide a range of basic administrative support functions. Resident Faculty Associates of the Center may apply to receive staff support by buying into the Center’s support “pool.” This program is subject to staff and space availability, but the Center considers this support a priority.

Who Is Eligible

Faculty Associates who have offices at the Weatherhead Center may apply for staff support.

How to Apply

Interested Faculty Associates should contact the executive director, Theodore J. Gilman.

Deadline

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Small Grants for Faculty Research Projects

Each year the Weatherhead Center awards a limited number of small grants for faculty research projects of up to $10,000 to individual scholars to conduct research relating to the core interests of the Center. This research focuses 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.

Proposals for small research grants may include requests for Harvard graduate student research assistance,...

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Research Incubation Fund

Rationale

Research in the social sciences has undergone significant changes in the past few decades. The complexity of the subject matter, the sophistication of methods and theories, and the demands for expertise and information to launch innovative research are increasing at a rapid pace.

Modern research requires teamwork, specialized expertise, and planning. Its financial demands also require administrative skills and access to major outside funding. Such endeavors are potentially risky as well. Ideas may not pan out, effort becomes dissipated, and funding may...

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Medium Grants for Faculty Research Projects

Highlights

  • The Weatherhead Center supports faculty research projects with grants of up to $25,000.
  • The WCFIA Steering Committee evaluates the proposals.
  • Within a three-year time frame, Faculty Associates are eligible for one medium grant of up to $25,000 for a research project.
  • Faculty should be aware of other sources for research funds including the Provost's Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration (PFIC).

Faculty Associates are eligible for medium grants for research that brings together faculty from...

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Medium Grants for Faculty Conferences

Highlights

  • The Weatherhead Center supports faculty-directed conferences with grants of up to $25,000.
  • The WCFIA Steering Committee evaluates the proposals.
  • Within a three-year time frame, Faculty Associates are eligible for one medium grant of up to $25,000 for a conference.
  • Faculty are encouraged to consider ways in which diversity in terms of international participation can enrich their scholarly conferences. To this end, faculty may include proposals for a “globalization supplement” of up to $3,000 that must be used to...
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Huntington Prize

Students and friends of Samuel P. Huntington (1927–2008) have established a prize in the amount of $10,000 for the best book published each year in the field of national security. The book can be a work of history or political science, or a work by a practitioner of statecraft. The prize will not be awarded if the Huntington Prize Committee judges that the submissions in a given year do not meet the high standards set by Samuel P. Huntington.

The Huntington Prize Committee is pleased to solicit nominations for books published in 2019.

Deadline

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Harvard Academy Tenure-Track Faculty Research Grants

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies invites Harvard tenure-track faculty in the social sciences to apply for Harvard Academy Tenure-Track Faculty Research Grants. These grants are intended to offer tenure-track faculty opportunities to extend their knowledge of the language, culture, history, and institutions of societies outside of the United States or Canada. Priority will be given to faculty who have worked in a country or region outside of the United States or Canada and who wish to develop their expertise in that area or to study other countries or regions for...

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Grants for Tenure-Track Faculty Book Manuscript Conferences

The Weatherhead Center guarantees the opportunity to hold a conference for an in-progress book manuscript to every Faculty Associate who is an assistant or associate professor. The purpose of these conferences is to gather expert assistance to critique and review texts still in draft. The Weatherhead Center awards up to $5,000 to tenure-track faculty who wish to conduct such a conference when it relates to the core research interests of the Center. This research focuses on international, transnational, global, and comparative national issues and may address contemporary or historical...

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Grants for Faculty-Led Seminars

The Center provides funds for faculty-led seminars. The seminars may benefit the general Harvard community or small groups of scholars to discuss research relating to the core interests of the Center. This research focuses 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's intention in funding these faculty-led seminars is to stimulate collaborative, cross-disciplinary research or...

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Faculty Nominations for Graduate Student Associates and Student Research Grants

Faculty Associates are encouraged to nominate students both for affiliation with the Weatherhead Center and for research grants available to graduate and undergraduate students through the Center. These affiliations and grants benefit approximately eighty graduate students and twenty undergraduates each year, contributing in substantial ways to student-faculty interaction and to student research.

Who Is Eligible

Students may be nominated by Faculty Associates to the Weatherhead Center Graduate Student Associate Program or for a number of student research grants....

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Dissemination of Publications for Tenure-Track Faculty

Once per year, tenure-track faculty may request that the Center circulate copies of their published or unpublished work to as many as ten scholars in their research area. The Center will defray the cost of the purchase of the publications and pay for the mailings.

Who Is Eligible

Tenure-track faculty who are Faculty Associates of the Weatherhead Center may apply for assistance with the dissemination of their publications.

How to Apply

To apply for this service, provide one copy of the work for each of the recipients, the names and addresses...

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