Grants for Graduate Student Conferences

For Harvard graduate students only.

The Weatherhead Center offers financial resources for graduate student conferences and workshops at Harvard taking place during the 2017–2018 academic year that relate 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


Grants generally range from $500 to $2,000, but the Center can consider larger requests. The Center is willing to co-sponsor conferences with other departments or centers.

Who Is Eligible

Graduate students who need funds to support conferences related to international affairs that directly benefit graduate students may apply. Preference will be given to conferences that are organized in part by Graduate Student Associates and that have not been recently funded.

How to Apply

Interested students should submit a detailed description of the conference (one to two pages) including its theme(s), goals, and intended audience; a conference agenda; and a budget, along with a completed application cover sheet (download a copy first before completing).

After the event, grant recipients must submit a brief event summary report to the Weatherhead Center.

Questions or applications should be directed to Ann Townes. Applications should be submitted via email.


The Center encourages applications by October 15, but pending availability of funds, applications are considered on a rolling basis. Please note that since applications can be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, grants are accordingly awarded to those qualified proposals.