Grants Program

The 2017-2019 HILT Grants Program offers three mechanisms:

  • The Advance Grant application for 2017 grants is closed (see Advance Grant application guidelines).
  • The Spark Grant for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement for 2017 is closed (see Spark Grant application guidelines).
  • The Spark Grant for Students application will open October 2017.

See detailed criteria and application requirements for each mechanism below:

Advance Grants ($25K)

Designed to help previous HILT grant recipients extend the scale and success of a prior HILT grant project. 

Funding level:up to $25,000
Application deadline:February 8, 2017
Funding term:July 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Eligibility:Harvard University benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers who have previously been awarded 2012-2016 HILT Grant funding are eligible to apply, individually or as groups, for funding associated with the same project. 

See the 2017 Advance Grant Application Guidelines for more information about the online application, project criteria, review, and a detailed calendar. 

Spark for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement ($15K)

Designed to help “spark” promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality and position innovations for future success. 

Funding level:up to $15,000
Application deadline:April 5, 2017
Funding term:July 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Eligibility: Harvard University benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply for funding, individually or as groups. 

See the 2017 Spark Grant for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement Application Guidelines for more information about the online application, project criteria, review, and a detailed calendar.

Spark for Students ($10K)

Designed to help students identify new and inventive ways to improve their own learning or that of their current and future fellow students. 

Funding level:up to $10,000
Application deadline:November 1, 2017
Funding term:January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Eligibility:Harvard University students from any School enrolled in a full-time degree program at the time of application. 

See the 2018 Spark Grant for Students Application Guidelines (forthcoming) for more information about the online application, project criteria, review, and a detailed calendar.