The Department of Sociology benefits enormously from the generosity of Harvard graduates, their parents, and other friends of Harvard Sociology. No gift to the Department is too small, and each one plays a critical role in sustaining our activities and programs. The Department gratefully accepts contributions to two accounts.
The Sociology Unrestricted Gift Fund (345304) is used to support short-term projects and to defray unforeseen, nonrecurring expenses. In recent years these funds have been used primarily to defray the research expenses of our undergraduate and graduate students and travel costs for students presenting their work at conferences.
One important area of need is support for undergraduate research for senior theses and independent projects. Most other Harvard departments have funds that support undergraduate research but we have been very limited in the support we can give to our students. Even a very small grant can make a huge difference to students who need to travel to do field work, buy a data set or transcribe interviews. Our students do such great work we would love to do more to support them.
The Sociology Graduate Student Support Fund (345305) is used to recruit outstanding graduate students to our PhD program and to support the development of their original research projects. Funds are used to bring admitted students to campus during the recruitment process and to support the costs our students incur in attending conferences to present their research. These activities are vital for our success as a graduate program.
Checks should be made payable to "Harvard University" and mailed to the Department. Please indicate the intended account on the memo line.
Thank you for your support.