Best Paper on Housing Prize (for Harvard Graduate Students)

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies seeks nominations for its annual Best Paper on Housing Prize, which honors exemplary graduate student work on housing, community development, or related urban issues. 

The author(s) of the winning paper will receive $250, can submit their work for possible publication as a Joint Center working paper, and can also write a short piece about their work for publication on the Joint Center’s blog, which is sent to several thousand leading scholars and practitioners. Recipients may also be asked to present their work in the Joint Center’s Housing Research Seminar Series. 

Who is eligible?


The prize is given to graduate students from any of Harvard’s professional schools or graduate programs who have written a thesis, Policy Analysis Exercise, capstone project, or major (more than 20 page) research paper on issues related to housing, community development, or related urban topics during the 2016-2017 academic year. 

How to Apply


Nominations must be submitted by a faculty member. To apply, send a short email explaining why the work is notable as well a copy of the nominated paper. Faculty members should not submit more than two nominations.

Nomination deadline has passed for this year; please check back next year for 2018 nominations.