Dissertation Award

The Henry A. Murray Research Archive is pleased to offer the Jeanne Humphrey Block Dissertation Award to a qualified Ph.D. candidate in the social sciences each spring.

  • Eligibility - Harvard Ph.D. candidate (3rd year or above) in the social sciences
  • Amount - $2500
  • Deadline - March 13, 2023
  • Process - The entire application should be submitted via the CARAT system: https://carat.fas.harvard.edu/. Search for the "Jeanne Block Memorial Fund," funding source
  • Award Restrictions - None

Application Instructions

  • Maximum of 2 pages
  • Letter of recommendation from dissertation adviser
  • Completed Application form located at the bottom of the page
  • CV/Resume
  • Project Budget


  • Recipient will archive final data and dissertation on the Harvard Dataverse Repository. 
  • Awardee will submit monthly updates on grant progress and confirm when resulting research project has been deposited into the Harvard Dataverse Repository.

Decision Criteria

Award decisions will be based on:

  • Significance to social science research
  • Innovation
  • Investigator evaluation
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