Student Organization Grants (Undergraduate and Graduate)


The Korea Institute at Harvard University offers grants to undergraduate and graduate student organizations for projects involving Korea. These grants are offered on an ongoing basis; organizations are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications must be submitted at least one month in advance of the event or project start date.

Harvard undergraduate and graduate student groups should apply using the Korea Institute Student Organization Grant Form. Successful proposals for full or partial funding ordinarily include the following characteristics:

  • A significant Korea component
  • Participation of core Korea faculty (strongly preferred)
  • The activity is in fulfillment of the Korea Institute mission (supporting and developing Korean Studies at Harvard through scholarly endeavors)
  • Ordinarily, awards do not exceed $1,000

There are 3 required application items. KI review will not take place until applications are complete.

  1. Korea Institute Application Form: Please fill out the Application Form below. This includes contact information, organization details, project details, funding request, and signature. This form must be submitted as a Word file or PDF.
  2. Written confirmation of application approval by your organization’s faculty advisor. This confirmation letter or copy of email must be submitted as one Word file or PDF.
  3. Project Proposal: Your proposal must provide details for the project purpose, plan, date/time/location, and proposed/confirmed participants. Please include with your submission a draft program with relevant accompanying materials. This proposal must be submitted as one Word file or PDF.

Grant recipients are expected to use funds as described in the original proposal unless otherwise noted. Awards are based on the original proposal and any changes must be submitted to the Korea Institute for approval. The Korea Institute reserves the right to adjust awards.

Reporting Requirements:

Recipients are required to submit to the Korea Institute a written (1-2) page report and at least two high-resolution photographs from the event within two weeks of the activity end date. The report should detail the use of the grant and the work accomplished, including the number of attendees and any publicity or materials created for the activity.

Please submit your application and/or address any questions to Catherine Glover at




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