Funding Opportunities


  • Provost Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration - 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.
  • Provost Fund for Student Collaboration - The Provost Fund for Student Collaboration (PFSC) supports extracurricular academic collaborations that bring together students from at least three Harvard schools to explore a particular subject. 
  • Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities - This fund is intended to support creative, innovative initiatives in the arts and humanities, for projects within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and/or other schools.



  • Climate Change Solutions Fund - 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. 
  • Limited Submission Opportunities - When a sponsor limits the number of applications that can be submitted by the university (i.e. across all schools), the Office of the Vice Provost for Research manages the internal competition. 
  • Lemann Brazil Research Fund - The Lemann Brazil Research Fund is made possible by a generous gift from the Lemann Foundation and is administered by the Office of the Provost. It supports Brazil-related research in all areas related to education, as well as research in any other disciplinary area undertaken in collaboration with a Brazilian colleague.
  • William F. Milton Fund - The William F. Milton Fund, established in 1924, is one of the oldest bequests made to Harvard University. Funding research 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.


  • Dependent Care Fund - The Dependent Care Fund for Short-term Professional Travel provides financial assistance to Harvard ladder faculty who would like to travel for a professional event that will advance their academic careers, and who also have child care or adult dependent care obligations. These grants are awarded to defray incremental costs due to added caregiving needs incurred as a result of traveling for career purposes.
  • Ladder ACCESS Program - The Ladder ACCESS Program helps tenured and tenure-track faculty meet their family caregiving needs while succeeding throughout their academic careers.
  • Research Enabling Grant - The Research Enabling Grant provides pre-tenure ladder faculty with financial support to enable research that would otherwise suffer due to significant childcare or adult dependent care obligations.