Dissertation Awards

student studyingThe Henry A. Murray Research Archive is pleased to offer the Jeanne Humphrey Block Dissertation Award to a qualified Ph.D. candidate in the social sciences each spring.

  • Eligibility - Harvard Ph.D. candidate (3rd year or above) in the social sciences who is not graduating this year
  • Amount - $2500
  • Deadline - The deadline for summer 2019 grants has passed. The deadline for 2020 grants will be in February, 2020. Please return to this page for updates.
  • Process - The entire application should be emailed in an attachment to funding@iq.harvard.edu with "Jeanne Block Memorial Fund Application" in the subject line
  • Award Restrictions -  Final dataset must be deposited to the Harvard Dataverse

Application Instructions:

  • An abstract/description of the project (maximum of 2 pages), which study will be used, and significance of the project to the social sciences
  • Letter of recommendation from dissertation adviser
  • CV/Resume
  • Project Budget
  • Completed Application form (located at the bottom of the page)


  • Recipient must archive final data and dissertation on the IQSS Dataverse Network

Decision Criteria

Award decisions will be based on:

  • Significance to social science research
  • Innovation
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