WIGi Small Research Grants for Harvard Graduate Students

The Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality’s (WIGi) mission is to shed light on the cultural, social, economic, and political forces that maintain and break down gender inequalities. Harvard doctoral students may apply for small grants for research projects on topics related to gender inequality. These projects can be comparative or focused on one country, and all methodological approaches will be considered. Research should focus on some aspect of gender inequality in the household, firm, or in another institution; projects can also center on government policy. Preference is given to items that may be difficult to fund through granting agencies, and for unforeseen costs. Funds can be used for any reasonable research purpose not including the purchase of computer hardware. WIGi small grants are generally limited to $4,000, except in extraordinary circumstances. Grant recipients are expected to participate in WIGi seminars and events.