Research Grants

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These grants support projects on topics that look at the countries of East, South, and Southeast Asia comparatively or explore the relations among Asian countries. Individual country topics may only be considered if they are part of broader, multi-country research. This connection must be made explicit in the application. Grants are open to students that will be returning to Harvard for at least one semester following the funded activity. Students must be in good standing at the time of funding.

Application deadlines are:

  • Monday, February 6, 2017 for UNDERGRADUATE summer grants
  • Friday, February 10, 2017 for GRADUATE summer grants

Apply via CARAT at

In addition to the CARAT application, required materials are:

  • 1-2 page statement of purpose
  • Transcript (online grade report is acceptable)
  • 1 letter of recommendation (for winter recess grants, email to
  • Resume