Jens Aubrey Westengard Fund

The Jens Aubrey Westengard Fund provides money for summer research or study in Europe, Britain, or South America. 


This award is open to Harvard GSAS doctoral students only.

Stipend and Tenure

The Jens Aubrey Westengard Fund award typically provides $400-$800 toward the cost of research travel or summer programs based on budget and need.


Applications for the Jens Aubrey Westengard Fund can be found in CARAT. The following information must be submitted in the CARAT application:

  • a travel budget,
  • a statement of travel plans including the purpose and destination of your trip,
  • a list of available financial resources,
  • a recommendation from a faculty member,
  • a list of other summer awards that you have applied for.

The deadline is March 1, 2019. Students will not be notified of incomplete applications. Results are announced at the end of May. Awards are disbursed as a lump sum on July 1st. 

Past recipients of Jens Aubrey Westengard Summer Research and Travel Grants include:
2018: Bo Yun Park
2015-17: Nina Gheihman