Asia-related Centers Student Organization Grants

Harvard University Asia Center
Application Requirements

The Asia-related centers and institutes based in Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies offer grants to undergraduate and graduate student organizations for projects relating to individual countries or spanning multiple countries in Asia. These grants are offered on an ongoing basis; however, organizations are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as funds are limited.

There are 3 required application items. Review will not take place until all applications are complete, as centers need all information and materials before making decisions.

1) Common Application Form: Please fill out the Common Application Form. 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. Your proposal must also clearly state how the content relates to each Asia-related center/institute from which financial support is requested. 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 centers/institutes for approval. The centers/institutes reserve the right to adjust awards.

Recipients are required to submit to the centers/institutes 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.

This form is used collectively by the five centers/institutes and must be submitted online. DO NOT submit copies to individual centers. Please submit your application and/or address any questions to Julie Story at

Common Application for Student Organization Grants

Harvard University's Asia-Related Resources