Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship


Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5:00pm

Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship
Deadline: March 5, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000

The Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship is a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories:

  1. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research, scholarship, or creative activity that does not currently have external funding. Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.
  2. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to launch exciting new scholarship or research directions that might not yet be ready to compete in traditional funding programs.
  3. Enabling subventions, to provide small funds to purchase (or upgrade) critical equipment. Applicants for such funds must have no existing startup funds on which they could draw for this purpose.

In addition, the Inequality in America Initiative is providing an additional increment of bridge and seed funding to support basic research and applied projects aimed at advancing the understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality, testing interventions, and developing and disseminating resources. The Initiative is especially interested in supporting research projects that engage with the core themes of the initiative and that involve any of the following: interdisciplinary collaboration among departments or Harvard schools; new and early career investigators; training opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students.