The Weatherhead Center runs an annual competition to award 15 to 20 travel grants to support the summer field research of Harvard undergraduates. These grants are designed to help finance travel in connection with senior thesis research on international affairs. All summer travel grant recipients become Undergraduate Associates of the Weatherhead Center for the academic year following their research abroad. Grants range from $1,500 to $6,000.
Research and Travel Grant
The Weatherhead Center runs an annual competition to award 15 to 20 travel grants to support summer field research of Harvard undergraduates. These grants are designed to help finance travel in connection with senior thesis research on international affairs. All grant recipients become Undergraduate Associates of the Weatherhead Center for the year following their summer research and present their research findings at a conference organized by the Center in the spring of their senior year.
The OIP Financial Aid Grant provides funds to support undergraduate summer study abroad. Students for whom an international experience would not be possible without funding support and who have applied for financial aid will be considered for this competitive grant. Students who have received an OIP award or grant for summer study previously will not be eligible for this grant. Freshmen and sophomores, and other Harvard College undergraduates who have not had previous international experience, are particularly encouraged to apply for this grant.
The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government provides small grants to Kennedy School students to support research travel in connection with their Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE).
CMES has a limited number of grants for students who are planning research, language study, or other scholarly projects in Morocco during the summer.
The Lowe Fund loan was established to assist current Harvard College undergraduates in financing initial career exploration experiences so that they might make more informed career decisions. The loans help defray transportation costs for the following initial career exploration activities: to travel to participate in an internship that allows you to explore a new career field; to travel to attend an initial conference or professional meeting to learn more about a new career field; to travel to other activities that may help explore a career field in which you have no experience.
Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Travel Grants are awarded to Harvard undergraduates in the humanities or social sciences to use in Korea for research and/or field work relating to a senior honors thesis in an area of Korean studies. Typically, the amount of the award is limited to the cost of travel in the research project. Undergraduate applicants must have at least two years of Korean language training or equivalent proficiency in the language
The Islamic Legal Studies Program invites Harvard Law School students to submit travel grant proposals for the funding of proposed research trips. All projects associated with Islamic law or with the legal systems of Muslim countries qualify, internships included. The Program distributes a limited number of awards on a competitive basis, to a maximum of $2,000. Recipients of these funds may use them to supplement an award from another source.
The Harvard International Development Internship Fund (HIDIF) awards modest grants to first-year Kennedy School of Government students who undertake summer internships on development projects in developing countries (other than their home country). Internships must be full time for at least eight (8) weeks at one organization in order to be eligible for the HIDIF.
Harvard College Japan Summer Internship Program provides funds for Harvard undergraduates in any concentration to undertake a summer internship in Japan. Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own internship directly with a host organization in Japan. Those students who do not arrange their own internship must specify the type of internship they seek in as much detail as possible.