Asia Center Graduate Research Travel Grants
These grants support graduate students conducting research at any time of the year, though funding is limited to projects of three months or less. Research must look at two or more countries of East, South, and Southeast Asia comparatively or explore the relations among Asian countries. Individual country topics may only be considered for Southeast Asian countries or if they are part of broader, multi-country research. This multi-country context must be made explicit in the application. Applications will be reviewed twice a year, once each during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Please note that some grants may be supported by funds with special conditions that will be made clear in the award letter. These may include attending donor-related events or making a brief visit to a partner institution during the funded activity period.
Grant recipients are required to submit a written report upon their return that may be used by the Asia Center online and in printed materials.
Grants are open to students who 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.
Harvard University is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and based on the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of State, is strongly discouraging travel to China until further notice.
The Asia Center will continue to consider applications for travel grants from students and faculty as usual, but please note that any funding decisions for travel to China will be provisional and contingent on a change to Harvard's current recommendation.
Apply via CARAT at https://apps2.registrar.fas.harvard.edu/carat/
Friday, February 7, 2020 12:00 am
- CARAT application
- 1-2 page statement of purpose
- Transcript (online grade report is acceptable)
- 1 letter of recommendation
Asia Center student grants are generously supported by:
Robert M. and Ellen E. Boyd Memorial Fund
William E. Braden '41 Travel Fund
Roger A. Brooks Japan Fund
Richard M. Cashin, Jr. Fund
Jeffrey Cheah Fund for South-East Asia Studies
Lee and Juliet Folger Research Fund
Victor and William Fung Foundation Fund
NCR Corporation Fund for East Asian Studies
Stephen A. Orlins Fund
William H. Overholt '68 Fund in Honor of Ezra Vogel
Jack C. Tang Fund
Tao & Cheng Travel and Research Fund
Thai Studies Fund
Ezra F. Vogel Fund