Student Group Grants

The Institute of Politics works with many Harvard student organizations to benefit the undergraduate political atmosphere at Harvard. One of the many ways that Harvard student organizations can partner with the IOP is by applying for an IOP Grant.  

IOP Grants are available to Harvard undergraduate organizations for projects and/or events that promote political awareness and involvement in the Harvard community. All organizations must be recognized Harvard student organizations and registered with the Office of Student Life. The IOP cannot fund any individual student travel or overseas travel of any kind. The IOP cannot issue post awards and can only fund upcoming events.

There are two types of grants awarded on a semesterly basis: Micro Grants of $100-$300 and Macro Grants of $400-$800. Grants will be awarded based on need, description of the project, and impact on the community. 

There will be two application deadlines for the Fall 2019 semester. The Priority Deadline is Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. There will be a Regular Deadline of Friday, September, 13th, 2019. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis after the Priority Deadline. All IOP Grants must be used by December 20th, 2019. An organization may request up to $800, but this is not a guarantee of the award amount. Please read more detailed information about the terms and conditions of IOP Grants before applying.

Along with the grant request, we may also be able to work with organizations on speakers and space. 

Apply for an IOP Grant using the form HERE. Please email Theresa Verbic at with any questions.