The Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion offers grants to both Harvard undergraduates and 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, travelling to 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.
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.