The Harvard Summer School offers multiple summer study abroad programs across the globe every year. Please refer to the HSS website for a full listing. You can view a list of pre-approved non-Harvard summer study abroad programs at the OIE website. Funding for both sets of programs is available through the Office of Career Services.
- Artist Development Fellowships: Up to $7,000 to support student development in the practice of the arts. Contact Stephanie Troisi (email@example.com) at the Office for the Arts for more information.
- Booth Fund Fellowships: Up to $15,000 to support current seniors traveling to a country or countries related to the recipient’s field of interest
- Center for the Study of World Religions Undergraduate Summer Research Grants: provides up to $2,500 to religion concentrators for senior thesis research
- Cordeiro Summer Research Fellowship: Provides up to $3,000 to rising seniors in the secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy to conduct research. Apply via CARAT.
- Domestic & Global Health Internships (DGHI): Offers Harvard undergraduates the opportunity to work in field-based and office-based internships in both US health policy and global health. Students receive a stipend to cover travel expenses to and from their site, living expenses, and local transportation.
- Fund for Historical Research on Questions of Justice: varying levels of support for historical senior thesis research on questions of justice, with preference for research in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean
- Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship (Gardner, Shaw, Sheldon, and Trustman): Provides support to current seniors for one year of purposeful travel after graduation
- Harvard College Research Program: $1,000 during term time and between $500 and $4,000 during the summer to support student-initiated, independent scholarly research or creative endeavors in close collaboration with a Harvard faculty mentor
- Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program: Provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do health-related population-based research and training in developing countries. Apply here.
- Harvard Global Health Institute Funding for Independent Projects & Internships: Provides limited funding for independent, student-arranged summer research projects and internships. Funding may be applied towards a faculty-mentored project in health research or towards an internship at a health-focused organization. Apply via CARAT.
- International Summer Undergraduate Research in Global Health (ISURGH): Offers Harvard undergraduates the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge global health research in an international setting. Students in I-SURGH receive a stipend to cover travel costs to and from their site, living expenses, and local transportation.
- IOP Summer Stipend Program: $1,500-3,000 to support summer internships with government affiliations
- Joey Hanzich Memorial Fellowship: Provides up to $4,000 to a rising junior or rising senior enrolled in the Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy (or another field) who pursues a summer internship, project, or research in health policy or global health, either in the United States or abroad. Apply via CARAT.
- Kenneth I. Juster Fellowships for Undergraduate Research and Travel: varying levels of support for undergraduate field research or field experience in international relations, international trade and economic affairs, international development, international negotiation and dispute resolution, and global governance and affairs
- Postgraduate Public Service Fellowship (Pforzheimer and Richardson): Up to $15,000 to support current seniors who will be involved in public service projects (including international ones) after graduation
- Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellowship: $24,000 to current seniors for a year international work or travel
- WCFIA Summer Travel Grants and the Undergraduate Associates Program: provides 15-20 travel grants ($1,000-6,000) to support summer field research for undergraduates. Grant recipients become Undergraduate Associates of the Weatherhead Center for the year following their summer research and present their research findings at a conference organized by the Center in February of their senior year.
Outside Harvard Funding
- Boren Scholarships: Funding for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
- Critical Language Scholarship Program (US Department of State): Provides funding to US citizens to study 14 critical languages abroad
- Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Programs
- Fulbright Open Study/Research Awards
- Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
- U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program: Paid multi-summer internship program run by the State Department. The first summer is spent working in a DC bureau and the second summer isspent working in a foreign embassy. Must be a US citizen to apply.