Undergraduate Grants

Undergraduate Research Assistants to Faculty Associates and Harvard Academy Scholars

For Harvard undergraduates only.

The Weatherhead Center invites Harvard College undergraduates to apply for positions as research assistants to Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates and Harvard Academy Scholars. The Faculty Associates hail from a variety of disciplines, but all have research interests relating to international affairs. Harvard Academy Scholars are a small group of postdoctoral scholars whose work combines excellence in the social sciences with an in-depth...

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Summer Travel Grants and the Undergraduate Associates Program

For Harvard undergraduates only.

The Weatherhead Center holds an annual competition to award fifteen to twenty travel grants to support the summer field research of Harvard undergraduates. These grants are designed to help finance travel in connection with senior thesis research on international affairs. All grant recipients become Undergraduate Associates of the Weatherhead Center for the academic year following their summer research and present their research findings at a conference organized by the Center in February of their senior year.

Projects must relate...

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Study Groups

For Harvard undergraduates only.

The Weatherhead Center encourages the formation of focused study groups and other educational opportunities for Harvard undergraduates. Harvard International Relations on Campus (IRoC) coordinates the study groups and helps determine topics of discussion.

Study groups feature Weatherhead Center Scholars and others at Harvard speaking on topics of interest to undergraduates. Each study group convenes three or four times over a semester, perhaps meeting in undergraduate houses as early as October. The Scholars are senior-level...

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Student Conference at the United States Naval Academy (NAFAC)

For Harvard undergraduates only.

NOTE: The 2020 NAFAC conference has been cancelled.

Harvard undergraduates concentrating in the social sciences and interested in learning about issues in US foreign and international affairs may apply to participate in the annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) in Annapolis, Maryland, along with other undergraduates from all over the United States. The three-day conference brings together over 150 students to participate in roundtable discussions. Delegates work together to...

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Student Conference at the United States Military Academy at West Point (SCUSA)

For Harvard undergraduates only.

NOTE: The 2020 SCUSA conference has been cancelled.

Harvard undergraduates concentrating in the social sciences and interested in learning about issues in US foreign and domestic policy and in international affairs may apply to participate in the annual Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA) at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, along with other undergraduates from all over the United States. The four-day conference brings together over 200 students to...

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Kenneth I. Juster Fellowships for Undergraduate Research and Travel

For Harvard undergraduates only.

Important Fall and Winder 2020–2021 Harvard University COVID-19 Update: All University-related travel, both international and domestic, is prohibited until further notice and should not be planned or scheduled at this time. Note that international travel is defined as the crossing of any national border. The Weatherhead Center may however award funding to undergraduates for non-travel related expenses.

The Weatherhead Center is pleased to offer grants to support undergraduate...

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Harvard International Relations Council (IRC)

For Harvard undergraduates only.

The Harvard International Relations Council (IRC) is the undergraduate student group on campus that serves as the principal liaison between the Weatherhead Center and Harvard undergraduates. The IRC promotes awareness and understanding of international affairs among undergraduates through a variety of programs, some of which involve close collaboration with the Center and its fellows. The Center provides the IRC with funds for these events.

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Grants for Independent Projects for Undergraduates

For Harvard undergraduates only.

The Weatherhead Center offers Harvard College undergraduates financial resources to independently organize programs that address their interests related to 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. Funding can be used to support a speaker series; study groups; special seminars with faculty or visiting scholars; conferences with an explicit...

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Canada Program Undergraduate Thesis Research Grants

For Harvard undergraduates only.

The Canada Program, funded by the William Lyon Mackenzie King endowment, examines Canadian economic, social, cultural, and political issues in their domestic and international dimensions. The program comprises a seminar speaker series, an annual faculty conference, graduate and undergraduate student affiliates, and two annual visitor opportunities: the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, who chairs the seminar and organizes the faculty conference, and the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellows....

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