WAPPP supports students at Harvard Kennedy School with co-curricular opportunities including funding for student-led events and initiatives, research and applied learning experiences, and more.

Explore all of our student programming and opportunities below and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date about events and opportunities at WAPPP.

Funding & Awards

WAPPP provides J-Term funding for PAE/SYPA as well as Summer/Winter stipends to Harvard graduate students for field placements that focus on closing gender gaps.

WAPPP offers non-stipendiary fellowships to exceptional scholars who are conducting gender-related research in one of WAPPP’s three focal areas. 

WAPPP offers three Class Day Awards to celebrate extraordinary members of the graduating class and HKS faculty members and staff who supported them.

Programming & Events

Each semester WAPPP hosts a weekly seminar series; the focus for Spring 2024 is applying evidence-based approaches to advance fairness at work so everyone can thrive and organizations can excel. Led by WAPPP Co-Director Iris Bohnet, the seminar is held virtually on Mondays at 3 PM ET this semester.


"Oval Office" is a non-partisan, co-curricular political training program designed to inspire students to run for office through hands-on trainings, by growing their networks, and by connecting them with an array of leaders who serve as role models to the cohort. 


Engage with leaders in thought and practice during discussion sessions and events. For student conferences and events, please inquire with Laura Botero about opportunities for support.

Additional Resources

The Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging guides Harvard’s culture toward inclusive excellence.

Explore courses relating to the study of women and gender at Harvard University for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.

GAP is a collection of research evaluating the impact of specific policies, strategies, and organizational practices to advance gender equity.

WAPPP and HKS are committed to the full inclusion of all students in our communities, providing accommodations and support to students with documented disabilities on an individual, case-by-case basis.

Harvard University seeks to ensure that all community members, including those who are transgender, gender nonbinary, and gender nonconforming, have accurate and inclusive means of locating restrooms at Harvard.

Private, safe, and secure lactation rooms are available to HKS students who are nursing on the ground floor of the Littauer Building (3 rooms), Taubman Building (1),  One Brattle Square (1), and 124 Mt Auburn Street (2).

Resources to support students in their academic, personal, and mental wellbeing; including counseling services, Title IX and sexual misconduct resources, academic support, and physical wellness resources.

Map of Inclusive Symbols and Spaces

The Map of Inclusive Symbols and Spaces (MISS) at Harvard is an interactive web application that visualizes spaces around campus. Each data point features background and information on the symbol (e.g., public art honoring social justice leaders) and space (e.g., named buildings and departments).

HKS Student Organizations
  • Gender Policy Journal — student publication at HKS advancing gender policy dialogue
  • Women's Caucus — enhancing the personal, academic, and professional development of all women (trans and cis) and nonbinary members of the HKS community
  • Women in Power Conference — student-let conference relating to the advancement of women in leadership