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Galbraith Scholars Program

Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Website

Program Purpose

Sponsored by the Harvard Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy, the Galbraith Scholars Program is designed to cultivate a diverse new generation of scholars and leaders. GSP draws together top scholars from a range of social science disciplines – including economics, political science, sociology, public policy, and social policy – to address similar social policy problems. The program honors Professor John Kenneth Galbraith's lifelong commitment to illuminating the economic ills of material hardship and inequality. Galbraith was one of the world's most recognized economists (recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom and former Ambassador to India), a public intellectual who drew attention to the fundamental economic and political challenges of our times.

Program Description

Participants explore a range of social policy issues through graduate-style seminars, panel discussions, workshops, off-site field trips, and collaborative activities. Representatives from Harvard's graduate programs meet with Galbraith Scholars to answer questions about graduate school admissions process and highlight educational options in social policy and the social sciences.


Scholars receive full travel, accommodation, and activity expenses to attend a special five-day session at Harvard University led by its faculty, doctoral fellows, and social policy practitioners. A variety of outside activities are organized including visits to Boston attractions.

Applicant Profile

Talented undergraduates of exceptional promise and uncommon perspective with demonstrated interests in inequality and social policy are invited to apply. Students of color and students of limited economic means are encouraged to apply.


Sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


All nationalities.


Usually in April for the June program.

How To Apply



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