Funding for Summer Fellowships

Harvard College students who have their own summer public service projects in mind are encouraged to submit grant proposals to our office.  Below, you'll find a brief overview of three grant sources from our department, but please click through the left navigation menu for more comprehensive program information.  Students who receive grants from us are expected to adhere to the terms outlined in the "Summer Fellows - Expectations for Students and Organizations" document.

Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Summer Fellowship Program: students can work anywhere in the U.S. on a public interest law project and earn a stipend of $5,000; three to five students are typically selected to participate in this program. This program has a January 17, 2022 student application deadline. 

Priscilla Chan Summer Service Stipendprovides funding for students who receive need-based aid for college and have secured an unpaid summer internship or fellowship in public service! Students will receive a $5,000 base stipend and can request an additional $1,000. This program has a April 17, 2022 student application deadline.

Harvard Clubs Summer Community Service Fellowship Program: we anticipate that over 20 Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups will be raising money to support student public service projects; stipends range from $4,000 to $5,000 per award; this program has a April 17, 2022 student application deadline

Summer Federal Work-Study Program for Public Service: students can earn up to $5,500 for summer service working in the U.S.; students must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for federal work-study funding; this program has a April 17, 2022 student application deadline.

Note about Eligibility: If you are currently on leave but plan to re-enroll in Fall 2022, you may participate in our programming.  If you plan to apply to one of our summer programs, reach out to your Resident Dean as soon as possible to request to be approved to return from leave. You must be approved to return from leave by the Ad Board before accepting our offer to participate.