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 on Monday, October 18. In addition to the materials required for the Common Application, applications must include an up-to-500 word statement that both discusses how the PAE or SYPA relates to the Center's research interests and also describes any coursework, research, internships, or work experiences that touched on housing or community development. 

Applications from GSD students, which must be submitted via CARAT, should include a cover letter that discusses how the thesis relates to the Center's research interests and describes and coursework, research, internships, or work experience that touched on housing or community development. The application should also include a summary description of the planned thesis, the name and and contact information for the thesis' advisor, a resume, a transcript, and a detailed budget request, which cannot exceed $1,000.

The 2021 application deadline for both HKS and GSD students has passed.