Grants for Graduate Student Conferences

For Harvard graduate students only.

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs is pleased to offer Harvard graduate students financial resources for student conferences and workshops that address their interests in international affairs. The Center will support conferences, workshops, or speaker series whose presenters and participants are predominantly Harvard graduate students speaking about and/or receiving feedback on their own work.

Grants

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

Who Is Eligible

Graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or one of the professional schools may apply for funding to support a conference on campus whose topic relates to the interests of the Weatherhead Center. This research focuses on international, transnational, global, and comparative national topics and may address contemporary or historical topics, including rigorous policy analysis as well as the study of countries and regions other than the United States. Please note, as stated above, that the Center supports conferences, workshops, or speaker series whose presenters and participants are predominantly Harvard graduate students speaking about and/or receiving feedback on their own work.

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

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.

Deadlines

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.