Student Funding

DISSERTATION RESEARCH FUNDING

Awards and Benefits

The Canada Program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs awards dissertation fellowships to support Harvard graduate students who focus at least half of their dissertation topics on Canada. The dissertation fellowships may be used for students at the research or completion stage. The research fellowships carry a stipend of $10,000. Recipients of these awards become affiliates of the program and are known as Canada Research Fellows. GSAS students who will be in their completion year in 2015–2016 will be eligible for a stipend of up to $25,000 plus facilities fees and health insurance.

The Center also awards grants of up to $5,000 for research relating to Canadian studies. These grants are unrestricted and may be used for any research-related expenses, such as travel, data collection, archival work, or interview transcription.

Requests for out-of-cycle support for nominal amounts, designed to assist with unforeseen dissertation research expenses, are considered on a case-by-case basis. Inquiries, which will be reviewed and evaluated as needed, should be sent directly to the Canada Program.

[ Apply for a dissertation fellowship  ]

THESIS RESEARCH FUNDING

Awards and Benefits

The Canada Program will award undergraduate thesis research grants of up to $4,000 each for field research in Canada. Recipients of the grants will be named Undergraduate Research Fellows and are expected to present their thesis research at a conference in the spring semester before their theses are due.

Requests for out-of-cycle support for nominal amounts, designed to assist with unforeseen thesis-research expenses, are considered on a case-by-case basis. Inquiries, which will be reviewed and evaluated as needed, should be sent directly to the Canada Program.

[ Apply for an undergraduate thesis research grant ]