IQSS supports the research efforts of its affiliated faculty, graduate students and undergraduates via a variety of funding opportunities designed to move the frontiers of social science knowledge. Funding opportunities are available in the categories listed below.

For Faculty


Magaro Peer Pre-Review

A peer pre-review is similar to peer review for a scholarly journal, but faster, more complete, and constructive. Peer pre-reviewers are asked to read the entire paper and make constructive suggestions, wherever they think of something useful, throughout.

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Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The IQSS Undergraduate Research Scholars program is an opportunity for Harvard College students to gain first-hand research experience working with faculty members all across the University.

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Mindich Encounters with Authors Conference Series

The Eric M. Mindich Encounters with Authors Conference is an opportunity for one or more authors to present a major work still in progress.

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For Graduate Students

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Research Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2021Harvard Graduate student affiliates may apply for funding to support ongoing or future dissertation research activities.

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Dissertation Awards

Deadline: March 13, 2021 The 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.

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Travel Grants

Deadline: ON HOLD Travel grants are available to IQSS graduate student affiliates and are meant to support travel to facilitate presentations at professional conferences relevant to their research.

Due to COVID-19, processing of travel grants is currently on hold. 

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