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:

The Center also has provided funding to help graduate students acquire data on a variety of topics such as evictions of families with young children and how chronic nuisance ordinances impact individuals with disabilities.  We have also provided funds that helped cover travel expenses for students presenting housing-related research at a variety of academic and professional conferences and supported the Harvard Community Development Project, which brings public policy, planning, and architecture students together to with work as consultants on projects that seek to empower traditionally underserved populations. 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.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and the application form to David Luberoff, Deputy Director: david_luberoff@harvard.edu. You can also reach out to him if you have questions about these grants or if you need other assistance in planning student-run activities. There is no deadline; applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.