Student Funding Opportunities

Research Grants for GSD Students

Our thesis and project-based course Travel and Research Grants provide up to $300 in funding to help offset travel and other research-related expenses for GSD students doing theses and MUP project-based courses with relevance to human health and well-being.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are required to submit the following in one PDF:

  • A cover letter stating your name, degree program, type of activity (e.g. thesis
  • A copy of the thesis proposal or a brief summary of the project-based course. Independent study projects do qualify if they count as PBCs in the MUP.
  • A resume or CV
  • A n unofficial transcript
  • An itemized budget and timeline/itinerary for the proposed work
  • The names of one or two faculty familiar with the work.

At the end students should prepare a brief description for posting on a web site.

Proposals will be judged according to quality of the proposal, relevance to the topic of health and well-being, prior engagement with the topic of healthy places (e.g. via coursework, internships and work experience, student group activities), and in terms of whether the funding will make a real difference to the project.

GSD students should apply directly via Harvard’s CARAT system. Applications are due at the end of each month, and reviewed within three weeks.

For more information contact Ann Forsyth (aforsyth@gsd.harvard.edu).