Thesis, PAE, and SYPA Research Grants (for GSD and HKS Students)

Our Thesis, PAE, and SYPA Research Grants provide up to $1,000 in funding to help offset research-related expenses for GSD students writing or preparing a master’s thesis and HKS students writing or preparing a Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) or Second Year Policy Analysis (SYPA) on a topic related to housing or community development. Students seeking funds to cover travel-related expenses must comply with the University’s guidance on travel during the pandemic.  

How to Apply

HKS students should apply via the Winter Funding Common Application process, which will be available in mid-October. (The specific deadline for applying will be announced later this fall.) 

Applications from GSD students, which must be submitted via CARAT, should include a short cover letter, a description of their planned thesis and contact information for their advisor, a resume, their GSD transcript, and a detailed budget request, which cannot exceed $1,000. (The application deadline, which will be in mid-October, will be announced later this fall.)