Graduate Research Grants

The Weatherhead Center Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion will offer grants of up to $10,000 to Harvard doctoral candidates for research projects that relate to the mission of the cluster. 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.

The mission of this multidisciplinary cluster 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. 

Projects will be evaluated on the basis of their quality and 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. Grant recipients will be asked to participate in seminars and events organized by the Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. Preference will be given for items that may be difficult to fund through other funding sources on a timely basis.

Check back here for the next deadline for grant funding.

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.