Dissertation Completion Grants for Weatherhead Center Graduate Student Associates

For Harvard graduate students in doctoral programs only.

The Center is offering full-year dissertation completion grants for the 2018–2019 academic year to current Weatherhead Center Graduate Student Associates who will be in the final year of completing their dissertations and who plan to continue in the GSA Program in 2018–2019. 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 is delighted to be able to offer additional fellowships, jointly with GSAS, 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 2018–2019 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, 2018.


Dissertation completion grant recipients are 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

The Weatherhead Center uses an 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. Applicants are encouraged to visit the GSAS Fellowships Office website for information on these grants and similar grants offered by other Harvard funding sources as well as helpful information on writing grant proposals and preparing applications.


February 15, 2018