Faculty Associates are eligible for medium grants for research that brings faculty from different fields together. Proposals for projects should relate to the core research interests of the Center. This research focuses on international, transnational, global, and comparative national issues and may address contemporary or historical topics, including rigorous policy analysis, as well as the study of specific countries and regions outside the United States.
Only Faculty Associates of the Weatherhead Center may apply for this research funding, but proposed research may include other scholars and practitioners from both inside and outside of Harvard. Preference is given to proposals by faculty who have not previously been funded.
Any Faculty Associate interested in applying for a medium grant for faculty research should submit a three- to four-page narrative describing the research topic and its significance. The proposal should outline the purpose and goals of the research, provide a brief description of the methodology to be employed, reference relevant literature, and describe both the proposed results (article, book, seminar, etc.) and how the research will be shared with the Weatherhead Center community. A detailed budget is also necessary. Faculty may apply for either the forthcoming academic year or for the following year. Please also include a two-page curriculum vitae that includes significant publications relevant to this proposal.
Please direct all requests for substantive advice and all proposals to Steven B. Bloomfield.
The WCFIA Steering Committee evaluates these proposals and makes recommendations to the Center's director and executive director.
Proposals for research projects are considered three times a year by the WCFIA Steering Committee. The deadlines for 2012–2013 are October 1, 2012, February 1, 2013, and April 1, 2013. Only in exceptional circumstances will the WCFIA Steering Committee consider a request at other times.
Faculty who receive support from the Center should acknowledge it in future publications of their research. Professors are encouraged to seek joint support from other institutions and centers. Grant money should not be used to “buy out” a course. It is not expected that these grants be used to cover summer salaries. All grant recipients must submit a one- to two-page memo at the end of the academic year reporting on the use of Weatherhead Center grant funds. This report should focus on the intellectual and scholarly results of the time spent on leave. Reporting memos are due June 30, 2013.