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. 

The Institute of Politics will not be awarding student group grants in Fall 2020. For individual funding opportunities, learn more about the Fall 2020 Stipened Program, providing stipends for Harvard College students completing internships in politics and public service.Please email Theresa Verbic at with any questions.