Asia Center Undergraduate Summer Research Grants (For Multiple Country/Comparative Projects)

Asia Center Undergraduate Summer Research Grants (For Multiple Country/Comparative Projects) 
Date of Deadline: Please see the Asia Center Website

Please Note: For AY21-22, due to COVID-19, all programs and opportunities abroad are subject to change and/or cancellation. All support related to travel is contingent upon Harvard University guidelines and safety protocols before, during and after travel. Please see the following sites for the most up-to-date guidance: Harvard Travel Guidance and Harvard GSS COVID-19 travel advice.

The Harvard University Asia Center offers grants to support undergraduate research during the summer on projects/topics that look at the countries of East, South, and Southeast Asia comparatively or explore the relations among Asian countries. Individual country topics may only be considered if they are part of broader, multi-country research. This connection must be made explicit in the application. These grants are intended to fully fund the proposed project, subject to review of the budget. Please note that these grants will not cover equipment purchases. Recipients are required to submit upon their return, a brief report on their work over the summer.  Grant recipients become Student Associates of the Asia Center and may be asked to present their work and/or contribute to the Asia Center’s website and/or publications. Applicants should submit their application online via the CARAT system under the Asia Center listings at:

For more info contact: Julie Story, Room S113, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

Asia Center Undergraduate Summer Research Grants
Harvard College 2022 Summer Funding Policy

Harvard College prioritizes the wide distribution of Summer funding to ensure that as many undergraduate students as possible can have a meaningful summer experience. For funded Summer 2022 experiences, students may only apply Harvard University funding to one Summer experience, regardless of duration of time (ex. only four weeks or a part-time effort). Co-funding between multiple sources of funding is permitted only if the funding jointly supports the same Summer experience.

Exceptions to the Summer Funding Policy are uncommon and will be reviewed on an individual basis; students should make exception requests to their Resident Dean, who will forward on to the Office of Undergraduate Education. All exceptions will be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Failure to adhere to the Harvard College Summer funding policy may result in a student being referred to the Administrative Board or Honor Council.