Grants and Funding

The BGLTQ Programming Grant 

QUAC Grant App Fall 2021

Fall First Grant Cycle Deadline: October 7. Apply for a BGLTQ Programming Grant! This grant will fund events centering BGLTQ students that create opportunities for fellowship, education, and thoughtful dialogue around sexual orientation and gender identity. All student organizations are welcome to apply. We value programming that acknowledges the breadth and depth of BGLTQ identity, in terms of sexuality, gender identity, class, race, and/or nationality. Apply by October 7 at

More information here

Click here to learn about a variety of BGLTQ-specific Grants, Fellowships and Scholarship Opportunities.

This document is dated September 25, 2019. 

The Open Gate Foundation Grant 

The Open Gate Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed in 1987 to provide funding for activities at Harvard University that benefit gay and lesbian students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Its goals are the following:

  • to encourage scholarship, research, and educational activities in the field of sexual orientation, including the funding of research projects and conferences
  • to support student, faculty, and employee groups that further a climate of open discussion on issues related to sexual orientation
  • to recognize distinguished contribution in the field of sexual orientation through awards, memorials, cultural events, and related activities

To learn more about the Open Gate Foundation's application process, click here.


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