Student Group Grants

The Center for African Studies is committed to supporting the activities of Harvard student organizations focused on Africa. Grants of up to $1,000 are offered to registered Harvard University student organizations to fund Africa-related events or activities each semester. CAS does not fund benefits, fundraisers, or events that generate revenue. Events and activities should have a strong academic, professional, or cultural component, and CAS funding may only be used to support specific expenses outlined in the Center’s Grant Guidelines. Please review these guidelines before applying.

Organizations must submit a grant application for each activity or event. Student organizations are encouraged to seek additional funding to complement the grants awarded by the Center.

Grant decisions are based on the activity’s relevance to teaching the Harvard community and the public about Africa. Examples of activities that may be funded include workshop series, cultural performances, Africa-related conferences and Africa Week academic or cultural events. Center grants may not be used to fund social activities or catering expenses. To see a list of exclusions and permissible expenses, please review the grant guidelines.

 

Applications for Student Group Grants must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the event/project date. Applications for fall semester are due on November 30th, 2020 at 5pm. Applications for spring semester are due on April 15th, 2021 at 5pm. CAS does not support any events held during the reading or exam period. Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of receipt. Submit all applications via email or in person to Lindsay Moats, lmoats@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Application

FALL SEMESTER DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2020 at 5pm.

SPRING SEMESTER DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2021 at 5pm.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT OR PROJECT DATE.

Application Requirements:

  • Must be an official Harvard University student group

  • Must be a student groups with an appointed faculty advisor 

  • Events must take place in the Boston/Cambridge area

  • Read the Student Group Guidelines and complete the Student Group Grant Application Form

  • Detailed budget breaking down all activity’s expenditure

  • Activity program (where applicable e.g. conferences, workshops)

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