We're pleased to announce the BCIS Harvard Graduate Student Awards (HGSA), intended to help Harvard University graduate students take interdisciplinary approaches to exploring Internet and society issues.
Financial awards of up to $10,000 will support research efforts
conducted in the fall, spring, and summer of the 2008-2009 academic
year. The foci of this year’s awards center on two interrelated
research agendas: human cooperation and sociality, which reflects our growing sense of the centrality of social action as a core aspect of the Net; and the interaction of the Internet, democracy and the networked public sphere. The types of activities the BCIS Harvard Graduate Student Awards will support include, but are not limited to:
Interdisciplinary research teams
Research-directed reading groups.
We're excited about the new initiative, and look forward to working with students from across the University in their ventures!
More information and the application for the HGSA can be found here. There is a rolling deadline for the fall, and there is a December 5, 2008 deadline for the spring and summer terms.