The Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund supports research initiatives intended to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, and to propel innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy and a greener world.
Applications are for one-year grants (up to $80,000) and multi-year grants (up to $120,000 per year) to support research by Harvard University faculty members on issues of critical importance to Kuwait, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab World. Grants can be applied toward research assistance, travel, summer salary, workshops, and course buy-out.
The Provost's Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration (PFIC) was developed to promote engagement and collaboration on topics and activities of mutual intellectual interest that connect faculty with other faculty members and/or students across multiple Harvard Schools. The Provost has limited funds to support a variety of projects, including but not limited to cross-School interdisciplinary course support, working groups, and small-scale conferences.
Applicants must be members of the University with voting privileges in their respective faculties and must not have received Milton Fund support during the last five years. Preference is given to new and original projects, especially independent work of recently appointed early career faculty members.
Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) provides scholar awards to prioritize the funding of investigators without prior R01-type funding. Feasibility awards are for more established investigators and those who have not previously focused on AIDS research.
Beginning in 2013, the Harvard China Fund shifted the focus of the program to support and fund academic conferences held at the Harvard Center Shanghai.
HSCI supports ideas that are not typically funded from traditional sources--either because the research is too early-stage or because it came from a scientist who is still too junior to compete with larger, well-established laboratories. Some of these "high risk" projects that HSCI funded 5 or 10 years ago are now paying back, such as in the form of a new treatment for hernias or an advance in our understanding of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
The Asia Center offers grants to Harvard junior and senior faculty for research and travel and conference on any topic related to East, South, or Southeast Asia.
HUCE awards research grants to Harvard faculty teams and individual faculty members to seed innovative and exciting new projects on issues that address major problems related to energy and environment.
Our Accelerator programs combine funding strategies, technical support, and business expertise to help technology breakthroughs make the leap from the lab to the commercial sphere. Each Accelerator is focused on forging industrial partnerships and providing services tailored to the specific needs of the research.
Harvard Catalyst is a pan-University collaborative effort committed to harnessing the human, technological, and fiscal resources of Harvard and its Academic Healthcare Centers (AHCs) to reduce the burden of human illness. To foster cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Harvard Catalyst offers pilot grants to Harvard investigators who need seed funds for early stage research anywhere along the translational spectrum, from basic/preclinical investigation to practice- or population-based research.
The Fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities.
Since its launch, the Harvard Brain Science Initiative has awarded seed grants to support the start of 25 outstanding and creative new neuroscience projects, through three distinct seed grant programs funded largely by philanthropists. These projects take on a wide range of challenging questions in basic neurobiology and neurological disease research.
HILT also supports longer-term, school-based decanal priorities.
This Fund supports cross-disciplinary research projects relating to Brazil. Proposals are sought for projects that address education management and administration; social science and its applications; public administration and policy; technological advances in education; and evidence-based research. Consideration will also be given to projects that propose collaboration between Harvard faculty and Brazilian academics in the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and basic and applied sciences.
Provides seed funding to faculty members at any Harvard school to support the development of creative and significant academic experiences abroad for Harvard College students.