Grants for Student-Organized Events & Projects
In addition to fellowships and research grants, we provide student groups with grants to support conferences, events, and service projects that, at least in part, focus on issues related to housing and community development.
This funding has supported a variety of activities including:
- A Convergence | at the Confluence of Power, Identity and Design, a November 2018 conference that marked the formation of a regional network of equity-focused, design-school student groups that was organized by Women in Design, a student-run organization at GSD.
- Black Policy Conference, a policy-driven forum held in April 2019 that addressed issues affecting Black communities, with the hope and intent of finding sustainable solutions for issues facing Black communities. (Pictured above, photo by Pratik Panchal)
- Conference on Poverty and Inequality, a February 2019 conference focused on extreme poverty that was organized by Students for the Alleviation of Poverty and Inequality (SAPSI), an HKS student group.
- Informal Means: Alternative Design Practices in Latin(X) America, a March 2019 student-run symposium that explored unconventional modes of production and professional empowerment within the built environment, that was organized by LatinGSD, GSD Career Services, and the Loeb Fellowship.
- Paraguay Conference 2019: Beyond Perceptions, an April 2019 event, hosted by the Harvard Paraguayan Students Association, that brought together students from a variety of programs and schools for a vibrant cross-sector dialogue around challenges, opportunities and visions for the future of Paraguay.
- Seizing the Opportunity: A Conversation with Ben Seigel and Aaron Thomas, an April 2019 event, hosted by HKS’s Opportunity Zone Student Interest Group, discussing how Baltimore was responding to the new federal Opportunity Zone initiative.