• budding trees against pink sky at sunset
  • snow covered branches and roofline at sunset
  • Harvard Yard fence and Memorial Hall covered with snow
  • Holden Chapel and snowy branches at sunset
  • Memorial Church steeple viewed through arched window in University Hall
  • Mass Hall, snow, sunset
  • Harvard Hall cupola seen through snowy branches at sunset
  • Widener Library roofline at sunset
  • Upper floors of Weld Hall and tree branches against sky at twilight
  • Memorial Church steeple and tree branches, sunset


The Social Science Division is piloting a new grant program to provide eligible tenure-track divisional faculty  small grants to support travel and other expenses associated with bringing experts to Harvard to review and offer guidance on in-progress manuscripts. Proposals will be reviewed four times a year; the first deadline is July 1, 2016.

The Division seeks applications for the Donald T. Regan Fund, established to bring diverse speakers to campus to lecture to undergraduates on topics in economics, government, and social problems of the United States and the world. The next deadline is September 23, 2016. Twice a year (spring and fall) a review committee will evaluate and select proposals for funding.

The next deadline for the Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative  is May 31, 2016. Four times per year, a multidisciplinary faculty selection committee will choose projects for awards capped at $40,000. High-risk, high-impact projects with an interdisciplinary focus are sought. All faculty and doctoral students at Harvard are eligible to apply.