The William F. Milton Fund helps support research conducted by Harvard University Faculty. An interfaculty advisory Milton Fund Committee assists in the allocation of Milton Fund income. This Committee administers the funds to facilitate new approaches, initiate new projects, and in particular, assist junior members of the Schools in establishing their research programs. The amount allocated to any one program is comparatively small and the duration of support is limited to one year.
The annual allocation of the William F. Milton Fund of Harvard University primarily supports investigations of a temporary nature conducted within the University that meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must be voting members of the Harvard University Faculty holding appointments of three years or more. Generally, this includes a lecturer with a 3-year appointment, Assistant Professor or above (these titles may vary among schools), or Junior Fellows of the Harvard Society of Fellows.
- Such investigations must be of a (1) medical, (2) geographical, (3) historical, or (4) scientific nature.
- The investigation must conform to one of the following: research the interest of, or for promoting, the physical and material welfare and prosperity of the human race (rather than its spiritual, intellectual, or aesthetic welfare); research to assist in the discovery and perfecting of any special means of alleviating or curing human disease; or research to investigate and determine the value or importance of any discovery or invention.
- Applicants having substantial active support ($200K or more not including applicant's salary and fringe benefits) which runs concurrently with the Milton Fund's award period will be assigned a very low priority rating for funding.
- Ineligible for funding are: Instructors, postdoctoral fellows, residents, those with pending and/or "anticipated" promotions in their academic appointment status, and anyone who has received a Milton Fund Grant within the previous five years.
The application and guidelines can be found at: http://hlcra.harvard.edu/finding-funding/william-f-milton-fund-2013/
For more information please contact: Tsotso Ablorh at (617) 432-5801 or e-mail your questions to the Milton Fund.