Undergraduate Program News


Government Department Winter Recess Grant Funding 

The Government Department of Harvard University is delighted to be able to offer short-term grants for either juniors who are in the process of beginning research for their senior thesis or current thesis writers who need to complete data gathering for their thesis project.

Applicants are advised that these grants are capped at a maximum of $500 for domestic research and $750 for international research; consequently, students needing additional funds for travel or other research-related costs are urged to also explore the short-term funding possibilities offered by various Harvard centers (e.g., WCFIA, CAPS). Awards will be made on a competitive basis, subject to the number of applications received and the availability of funds. The committee will give preference to well-conceived projects whose scope is appropriate for Winter Recess. 

The application and all supporting documentation (a project statement, budget, and one letter of reference) must be received by the Undergraduate Program Office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 November 2014 (please drop off all requested materials to Karen Kaletka, CGIS Knafel, Rm 151-B). Funding will be disbursed starting in mid-December. Questions about the Winter Recess Grant should be directed to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. George Soroka.