Asia Center Graduate Research Grants
In response to Harvard's ongoing travel restrictions, the Asia Center will consider funding undergraduate and graduate research grant applications that do not involve travel, living expenses, or equipment purchases, with the following exception:
Doctoral students may petition for travel authorization to the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs for critical research to a single country for a minimum of 90 consecutive days. Details available at https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/travel-guidance/#petition-process. Only travel approved via this process is eligible for Asia Center funding.
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 on a rolling basis.
Grant recipients are required to submit a written report upon completion 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.
Apply via CARAT at https://apps2.registrar.fas.harvard.edu/carat/
- 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