Harvard Fellowships and Funding Sources

Harvard University offers a wide range of funding opportunities for students. Some fellowships offer a full time work experience; grants and fellowships may also offer funding to help Harvard students to travel and conduct research overseas. The goal of these funding sources is to extend the academic experience beyond the classroom setting.

CARAT Database for Grants and Fellowships

CARAT offers students a single, easy-to-navigate database for grants and fellowships appropriate to graduate and postdoctoral students.

Students can search and sort opportunities by program duration, purpose, academic area, and travel area.

Examples include:

  • Joint Center for Housing Studies’ Gramlich Summer Fellowship in Community and Economic Development
  • Brazil Research Grants
  • AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships for Women
  • Philippe Wamba Summer Research Travel Grant, Harvard African and African American Studies

Selected Additional Funding Opportunities

Rappaport Institute Public Policy Summer Fellowship

Presidential Public Service Fellowships

Chicago Mayor’s Fellowship

New York City Urban Fellows Program

Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program

Greenlining Summer Associates Program

Discipline-Specific Scholarships/Funds for GSD Students (U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens)

Harvard Climate Internship Program

The GSD Student Conference Attendance Fund

The GSD Student Conference Attendance Fund, administered by Student Forum, supports GSD students in attending conferences relevant to their research interests and/or coursework. 

Preference in determining funding is given to students who are speaking, presenting, facilitating workshops, or accepting awards at the events they seek to attend. 

Funding takes place in two rounds, one at the start of each semester. Application procedures and deadlines are posted to the student email announcement list.

Grants are awarded up to $500 per student.