Grants

 

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights Thesis Research Grant 

Deadline: February 12, 2021

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) awards summer grants to assist Harvard juniors with research for a senior honors thesis. The department(s) in which the thesis will be written is open so long as research addresses one or more areas of ethnicity, migration, human rights, and/or indigeneity. Applicants may be pursuing EMR as a secondary field, but this is not a requirement. Grantees must spend a minimum of six weeks engaged in research activities. Special consideration will be given to projects for which there are fewer sources of funding offered through other campus entities (e.g., projects requiring domestic travel).

See grant description page for full details. 

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Latinx Studies Thesis Research Grant

Deadline: February 12, 2021

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) and the Observatorio of Instituto Cervantes at Harvard award summer grants to assist Harvard juniors with research for a senior honors thesis in areas related to Latinx Studies. The department(s) in which the thesis will be written is open. Applicants may be pursuing Ethnic Studies under History and Literature or in the Latina/o EMR secondary field, but neither is a requirement. Grantees must spend a minimum of six weeks engaged in research activities. Special consideration will be given to projects for which there are fewer sources of funding offered through other campus entities (e.g., projects requiring domestic travel).

See grant description page for full details. 

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Thesis Research Grant

Deadline: February 12, 2021

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) will award at least one summer grant to assist a Harvard junior with research for a senior honors thesis related to Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies. The department(s) in which the thesis will be written is open. Applicants may be pursuing Ethnic Studies under History and Literature or in an EMR secondary field, but neither is a requirement. 

There are no restrictions on topics or methods of study, beyond a relationship to Asian American/Pacific Islander life, history, culture, theory, or politics. Projects may be ethnographic, empirical, creative, historical, or theoretical. ‘American’ is not limited to U.S. contexts and past grantees have had projects located outside of North America. Projects located solely in Asia should apply to the broader EMR grant category.

Grantees must spend a minimum of six weeks engaged in research activities. Special consideration will be given to projects for which there are fewer sources of funding offered through other campus entities (e.g., projects requiring domestic travel).


See grant description page for full details. 

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To apply for a summer thesis grant, please complete a CARAT application via the steps below:

  1. Log into CARAT
  2. Click “Browse Opportunities and Apply.”
  3. Type “EMR” in keyword search box and click, “Go”.

 

EMR reviewers will be basing their review of proposals on the following criteria:

The proposed research would set the student up to make a valuable intellectual contribution in their area of study.

The research plan is clear and reasonable, and achievable within the timeframe (6-10 weeks)

The student is academically well prepared to pursue this project.

The student has other relevant preparation for this project (might include contact with fieldwork interlocutors, research into archives/resources, etc.)

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at emr@fas.harvard.edu
 

Please note: These applications will be reviewed by members of our Advisory Committee. To learn more about the faculty, click here

 

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