Asia Center Undergraduate Summer Research Travel 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.
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.
Harvard College prioritizes the wide distribution of Summer funding to ensure that as many undergraduate students as possible can have a meaningful summer experience. For funded Summer 2021 experiences, students may only apply Harvard University funding to one Summer experience, regardless of duration of time (ex. only four weeks or a part-time effort). Co-funding between multiple sources of funding is permitted only if the funding jointly supports the same Summer experience. This includes students who accept the Harvard Summer School tuition waiver. Those students who accept the HSS waiver may not accept funding for a second Harvard Summer experience.
Exceptions to the Summer Funding Policy are uncommon and will be reviewed on an individual basis; students should make exception requests to their Resident Dean, who will forward on to the Office of Undergraduate Education. All exceptions will be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Failure to adhere to the Harvard College Summer funding policy may result in a student being referred to the Administrative Board or Honor Council.
Please contact Julie Story (email@example.com) with questions.
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