Student Research Support Program (for Harvard Faculty and Graduate Students)
The Joint Center for Housing Studies offers grants of up to $5,000 for Harvard graduate students working with faculty members on research, courses, and other projects related to housing, community development, and other urban issues.
Faculty members can use the funds to pay graduate students who are working on faculty research projects, on independent research projects supervised by faculty members, or on new courses, labs, studios or other projects. While the money primarily should be used for compensation, up to 20 percent can be used for other expenses such as data acquisition or travel for field research.
Recipients are expected to produce a final product, which could be a short paper, case study, course syllabus, planning framework, design portfolio, or multi-media presentation. This work should be completed within a year of spending the money. If appropriate, the work also will be shared with the broader community in a variety of ways, such as a Joint Center publication, public presentation, blog posting, or online presentation.