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Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Milton Fund
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Award Amount: Up to $50,000 payable over one year
Target Applicants: Voting members of Harvard University Faculty or Junior Fellows of the Harvard Society of Fellows in all disciplines

The application portal for the William F. Milton Fund is now open and proposals will be accepted through February 1, 2016.  The Milton Fund supports projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history, and science. 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.  The fields specified in the request for proposals are broadly interpreted, and successful applications in recent years have spanned all disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

For more information and to apply for this opportunity, see here.

Recent recipients in the arts, humanities and social sciences from Harvard FAS include:
  • Sergio Delgado, Romance Languages and Literatures, "Delirious Consumption: On Some Motifs of Consumer Culture in the Latin American Avant-Gardes"
  • Racha Kirakosian, Germanic Languages and Literatures, "Getrude the Great - Vernacular Religious Thought Before Luther"
  • Melissa Dell, Economics, "The Historical State and Economic Development in Vietnam"
  • Bart Bonikowski, Sociology, "Varieties of Collective Identification Among Ethnic Minorities in the U.S."
  • Lorgia Garcia Pena, Romance Languages and Literatures, "Narrating Contra/diction: Haiti and the United States in the Imagining of Dominican Identities"
  • Andrew Jewett, History, "Against the Technostructure: Fearing Science in Modern America"
  • Katharina Piechocki, Comparative Literature, "Cartographic Humanism: Defining Early Modern Europe, 1400-1550"
  • Sarah Richardson, History of Science, "The Maternal Imprint: A History of the Science of Maternal Effects"
  • James A. Robinson, Government, "Acting Like a State: The Case of the Colombian Paramilitaries"
  • Kristen Weld, History, "The Long Spanish Civil War in Latin America"
The Research Development (RD) team provides resources and support to FAS faculty seeking funding. This support includes: finding funding; proposal development; programs and workshops; and grantsmanship advice and strategy. To learn more, please visit our website or contact Caitlin McDermott-Murphy at cmcdermottmurphy@fas.harvard.edu or 617-496-2618.