All faculty may make an individual appointment with FAS Research Development to discuss their funding interests and needs. A member of the Research Development team will meet with you to discuss your research program and available resources – and will also conduct a customized funding search based on your needs. To request Research Development support or arrange an appointment, fill out our online inquiry form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, notable funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines are posted on the RAS Funding Spotlight.
Through Harvard’s institutional subscriptions, all Harvard University employees have access to three funding search engines; those and additional databases can be found on the FAS Research Administration Services site here.
You may search the Early Career Database maintained by FAS Research Development. This database contains all internal and external opportunities available for early career faculty. It is updated daily with new opportunities and deadlines. Please note that the eligibility requirements vary by award and that some opportunities require nomination – for these awards you must be selected or nominated to apply.
Limited submission opportunities (LSOs) are grant opportunities that place a limit on the number of applications that Harvard can submit. These restrictions are specified in the funding opportunity announcement. A list of annually recurring LSOs with anticipated deadlines can be found on the FAS Research Development website.
For information or questions on limited submission funding opportunities, please contact please contact Erin Cromack at email@example.com, 617-496-5252.
In addition many agencies and sponsors have electronic funding alert services. These save time and deliver current opportunities to your email account or to an RSS feed. Automated alert services allow the researcher to subscribe to daily and weekly listings of current funding opportunities by funding agencies; in some cases the researcher can limit the search to selected criteria related to his or her interests.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) CDC Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities: Funding opportunities from CDC that are available to members of the sponsoring associations: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).
Other Federal Resources The Federal Register: The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. To subscribe to the Federal Register Table of Contents LISTSERV electronic mailing list, go to listserv.access.gpo.gov and select Online mailing list archives, FEDREGTOC-L, Join or leave the list (or change settings); then follow the instructions. Grants.gov Grants.gov Find Grant Opportunities: You can select either e-mail or subscribe to RSS notification of funding.
Many departments in the FAS have individuals with extensive experience in developing and managing sponsored projects. If you are a faculty member in a Social Science department that does not have a dedicated sponsored research administrator, or if you are an administrator in a Social Science department with a question about proposal preparation, application submission, or award management, FAS Research Administration Services can provide support. Contact Amanda Ellenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-496-3627 for advice and assistance relating to sponsored research administration.
Members of the FAS Research Development team are available to work directly with you to develop the non-disciplinary elements of your proposal and connect you with resources and tools that will enhance your ability to submit a successful proposal. To request Research Development support or arrange an appointment, fill out our online inquiry form or email email@example.com.
FAS Research Administration Services has compiled a wide range of tools and resources to support those applying for funding. These include proposal planning checklists, agency-specific toolkits, guidelines and templates for common proposal elements, budget templates, and a proposal library with samples of recently successful proposals by Harvard applicants. For more information, see our complete listing of proposal development tools and resources.