Asia Center Student Organization Grants
The Harvard University Asia Center offers grants to undergraduate and graduate student organizations for transnational or comparative projects involving two or more countries or regions in East, South, and Southeast Asia OR single-country projects in Southeast Asia. Projects relating to the Asian diaspora and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) studies will also be considered. These grants are offered on an ongoing basis; however, organizations are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as funds are limited. Applications must be submitted at least one month in advance of the event or project start date.
There are 3 required application items. Review will not take place until applications are complete, as centers need all information and materials before making decisions.
1) Common Application Form: Please fill out the Application Form below. This includes contact information, organization details, project details, funding request, and signature. This form must be saved and attached as a Word file or PDF.
2) Written confirmation of application approval by your organization’s faculty advisor. This confirmation letter or copy of email must be attached as one Word file or PDF.
3) Project Proposal: Your proposal must provide details for the project purpose, plan, date/time/location, and proposed/confirmed participants. Please include with your submission a draft program with relevant accompanying materials. This proposal must be attached as one Word file or PDF.
Grant recipients are expected to use funds as described in the original proposal unless otherwise noted. Awards are based on the original proposal and any changes must be submitted to the Asia Center for approval. The Asia Center reserves the right to adjust awards.
Recipients are required to submit to the Asia Center a written (1-2) page report within two weeks of the end date. The report should detail the use of the grant and the work accomplished, including the number of attendees and any publicity or materials created for the activity. The report should also include at least one high-resolution photograph.
Please submit your application and/or address any questions to Julie Story at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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