Research Grants

Stone Research Grants

The Stone Program aims to support highly creative ideas on how to address the causes and consequences of inequality. Stone Research Grants are intended to foster research on the topics of income inequality and wealth accumulation by providing rapid access to research funds.

Stone Research Grants may be used by scholars to buy data, purchase equipment, or for research travel and field work. Graduate students may use research grants to attend academic conferences where they will present talks (or posters) on projects related to inequality. For faculty, Stone Research Grants may be used to hire research assistants, for book conferences, or for organizing thematic panels with leading experts. Most research grants will not exceed $5,000, but proposals of up to $25,000 will be considered.

Harvard-affiliated scholars working on topics related to the Stone Program’s core research focus are eligible for Stone Research Grants. Scholars earlier in their careers – such as graduate students, post-docs, and untenured faculty – are especially encouraged to apply.

Proposal Evaluation
Because these are competitive research grants, a committee of Stone Program faculty will select projects that best fit the aim of the Stone Program’s mission to study the causes and consequences of inequality in income and wealth.

How to Apply
Applicants should send a summary of their intended or ongoing research project (no more than two pages, single spaced), a detailed budget of the research expenses to be covered by the research grant (no more than one page, single spaced), and a CV to Please combine these items into a single PDF.

In 2023, the deadlines for research grant proposals are March 31 and August 31.

Recipients are required to acknowledge the support of the Stone Program in any publications resulting from the research supported by the grant.