William F. Milton Fund

The William F. Milton Fund, established in 1924, is one of the oldest existing bequests made to Harvard University. It funds projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history, and science.  The winning projects must either promote the physical and material welfare and prosperity of the human race, or investigate and determine the value and importance of any discovery or invention, or assist in the discovery and perfecting of any special means of alleviating or curing human disease.

To be eligible, at the time of submission, applicants must

  1. Be tenure-track faculty at or above the Assistant Professor (or equivalent) level, or Junior Fellows of the Harvard Society of Fellows.
  2. Not have more than $200,000 of direct costs in sponsored programs as PIs at the time of application. This amount excludes applicant’s salary and fringe benefits.
  3. Not received funding from Milton Fund within the past five years.
Next deadline: Applications must be received on or before October 1, 2014, 5pm Eastern (receipt date). Any application received after that time/date cannot be accepted for consideration.
Award: Funding up to $40,000 may be requested for a one year period beginning January 1, 2015
Applications: Must be submitted electronically to:  milton_fund@hms.harvard.edu.
Documents: Announcement | Guidelines | Terms and Conditions | Application

E-mail your questions to:
milton_fund@hms.harvard.edu