Seeding experimentation with teaching and learning

HILT offered opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to advance ideas related to teaching, learning, and education innovation. Our primary goal was to foster a community of innovation at Harvard.

Currently, HILT supports one mechanism: Pilot Funds through Operation Impact



Offers a range of funding opportunities for Harvard and MIT students

The goal of this funding mechanism is to encourage students to take action on their ideas to improve education. From ideation to scaling, we have multiple entry points throughout the year to help students put rubber to the road and figure out how to gain scalable traction on important problems.

Learn more about Operation Impact here.

Learn more about each of the funding opportunities available through Operation Impact:


  • Up to $500 for student teams working on early-stage education innovation ideas
  • Applicants must be on teams of at least 2 people that represent diversity in skill and background