Harvard is home to researchers working to meet the climate challenge through advances in science and technology, policy, health and medicine, the humanities, and more. Many Schools and departments across Harvard offer opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to support and expand upon that work.
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Summer Undergraduate Research Fund
The Harvard University Center for the Environment’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fund provides financial support for student research projects related to the environment. In the context of this program, ‘environment’ refers to understanding the relationships and balances of the natural and constructed worlds around us, with a particular emphasis on understanding how anthropogenic activities and policies affect the environment. This includes the close relationships between energy use and demand, environmental integrity and quality, human health, and climate change.
Harvard Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) serves Harvard College students as well as faculty and administrators across the university as the primary source of information about undergraduate research and prestigious scholarships at Harvard and beyond.
Student Type: All students. The award can be used for a variety of activities including support for an internship or collaboration with other researchers having limited or no funds to support the participation of an award recipient.
Student Type: All Undergraduates.
The Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE) is a 10-week summer program that aims to build community and stimulate creativity among Harvard undergraduate researchers in the life, physical/natural, engineering and applied sciences.
Student Type: GSD or HKS Graduate Students. The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 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.
Student Type: Graduate Students.
The Joint Center for Housing Studies offers grants of up to $5,000 for Harvard graduate students working with faculty members on research, courses, and other projects related to housing, community development, or related urban issues.