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.
In recent years, this funding has supported a variety of activities including:
- Black Policy Conference, a policy driven 2019 forum to address the issues affecting Black communities, and an opportunity for the convergence of the world’ s greatest minds and practitioners at Harvard, with the hope and intent of finding sustainable solutions for issues facing Black communities. (Pictured above, photo by Pratik Panchal)
- Seizing the Opportunity: A Conversation with Ben Seigel and Aaron Thomas, an April 2019 event discussing Opportunity Zones around Baltimore, hosted by the Opportunbity Zone Student Interest Group at HKS.
- Paraguay Conference 2019: Beyond Perceptions, an April 2019 event at CGIS, hosted by the Harvard Paraguayan Students Association to engage in a vibrant cross-sector dialogue around challenges, opportunities and visions for the future of Paraguay.
- 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, hosted by LatinGSD, GSD Career Services, and the Loeb Fellowship.
- Conference on Poverty and Inequality, a February 2019 conference organized by Students for the Alleviation of Poverty and Inequality (SAPSI), an HKS student group.
- A Convergence | at the Confluence of Power, Identity and Design, a November 2018 conference organized by Women in Design, a student-run organization at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).
Our support for events comes with a requirement that we be listed as a co-sponsor. If requested, we may also be able to provide assistance with planning and/or publicizing the event.