Undergraduate Research Grants on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion

The mission of the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion is to gain a better understanding of social and cultural processes of inequality and inclusion, primarily in advanced industrialized nations, but also in the Global South. Cluster members have been focusing on questions pertaining to the transformation of group boundaries and cultural membership, stigmatization, discrimination, and segregation in various contexts. For more information, please visit the research cluster’s website

Awards

Undergraduate Research Grants on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion are $3,000–5,000.

Who Is Eligible

All Harvard undergraduates are eligible to apply.

Terms

Projects will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to the Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion and the quality of proposed research. Only projects with a global, transnational, comparative, or international dimension are eligible. The grant is intended to be used for any legitimate research need, such as field research expenses, purchasing or coding data, using distant archives, or conducting a small-scale survey. Priority will go to thesis research or research that may lead to a thesis. Preference will be given for items that may be difficult to fund through other funding sources on a timely basis.

Grant recipients will be asked to participate in seminars and events organized by the Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. 

How to Apply

The Weatherhead Center uses the 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.

Deadlines

Applications will be reviewed twice a year. The spring application deadline is February 18, 2019. A fall application deadline will be announced at a later time.