Scholarships for Humanitarian Response Intensive Course at Harvard University 209 views

Type of Funding

Partially funded




The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is offering scholarships to participants from developing countries who wish to enroll in the Humanitarian Response Intensive Course taking place from 21 April to 3 May 2020, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

The course teaches the primary frameworks in the humanitarian field (human rights, livelihoods, Sphere standards, international humanitarian law) and will focus on practical issues that arise in the field, such as personal and team security, rapid assessments, application of minimum standards for food security, shelter, WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and operational approaches to relations with the military in humanitarian settings. Students will participate in pre-assigned learning teams to complete in-class projects designed to complement a humanitarian case study. At the conclusion of class, student teams will present an aid delivery proposal designed to meet the needs of the population portrayed in the humanitarian case study.

Participants will also take part in a 3-day field simulation exercise to utilize knowledge gained in the classroom learning sessions. They will spend 2 nights in the forest and participate in a complicated disaster and conflict scenario.


A limited number of full scholarships will be given to participants from developing countries. This scholarship only covers the workshop registration fee. Participants will still have to cover their own travel and accommodation during the workshop.

Participants who attend all days of the workshop and participate in all the activities will receive a certificate of participation from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at the end of the course.


Scholarship applicants must be professionals from developing countries.


Applications for the scholarships are to be online by 1 October 2019.

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