Asia Center Winter Research Travel Grants for Undergraduate Students

Harvard University Asia Center

Applications for students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be considered. Travel within the United States and internationally is permitted (although the student travel policies still apply for international travel).

You must attest that you are fully vaccinated at the time of travel and have submitted proof of your vaccination to Harvard University Health Services (HUHS).

You must complete the COVID-19 travel requirements that apply to you and comply with quarantine requirements in the countries to which you are traveling.

Please see the Harvard Travel Guidance website at the link below for up to date information.

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.

The deadline for undergraduate wintersession grant applications is Friday, October 22.

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.

Please contact Julie Story ( with questions.

Apply via CARAT at

Application Deadline

Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 am

Application Requirements

  • CARAT application
  • 1-2 page statement of purpose
  • Transcript (online grade report is acceptable)
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Resume

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