Harvard faculty are invited to apply for funds offered by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) to support independent student research projects, or student research assistance on faculty projects.
This program provides annual grants of up to $4,000 to cover student compensation or other eligible expenses on research projects sponsored or directed by faculty at GSD, HKS, FAS and other schools. Grants may also be awarded to support student assistance with labs or course development.
To be eligible, the work must contribute to the understanding of, or practical improvements to, housing and urban topics broadly defined. The project must culminate in a work product within six months after the grant has been expended. The work product can take any one of many forms, including but not limited to: a design, a plan, an infographic, a brief paper, a case study, or a course syllabus. As appropriate, the work product produced may be shared with the JCHS and the broader housing studies community in one way or another (e.g. link, blog post, publication, public presentation).
Applications for the fiscal year 2018 (July 2017 - June 2018) are due Monday, May 1, 2017. Funding will be provided in June 2017. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Faculty Committee of the Joint Center for Housing Studies based on the relevance of the topic, the clarity of research proposal, and the clarity of the work product that will come from the work. Awards will also be made with the goal of funding a diversity of topics, methodologies, and academic disciplines. Preference will be given to faculty who have not previously received this award.