Grants for Graduate Student Workshops and Conferences

For Harvard applicants only.

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs offers grants to support workshops and conferences in which the presenters and participants are predominantly Harvard graduate students speaking about and/or receiving feedback on their research. The research presented must relate to the interests of the Center, i.e., research focused on international, transnational, global, and comparative issues.

Grants

Grants generally range from $500 to $2,500, but the Center will consider larger requests. The Center is willing to cosponsor workshops and conferences with other departments or centers.

Who Is Eligible

While the Center welcomes all applications, preference will be given to applications from Weatherhead Center-affiliated graduate students. Grants will be administered on a competitive basis.

Terms

Grants will be made to support events at which the presenters and participants are predominantly Harvard graduate students speaking about and/or receiving feedback on their work. The students must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or one of the professional schools. The research presented must relate to the interests of the Center, i.e., research focused on international, transnational, global, and comparative issues.

How to Apply

Applications should include a one- to two-page description of the event, including its theme(s), goals, and intended audience; a list, if known, of the graduate students, and their research topics, who will be presenting at/benefiting from the event; a conference agenda (a draft is acceptable); and a budget, including other confirmed or potential sources of funding, 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 to Ann Townes via email.

Deadlines

The Center encourages applications by October 15, but pending availability of funds, applications are considered on a rolling basis.