Funding Opportunities

HILT offers funding to the Harvard community designed to catalyze innovative activities in teaching and learning, promote effective resources, or scale promising ventures. See below for more information about criteria and eligibility. 

HILT Teaching and Learning Funding Opportunities

The application for 2018 Spark Grant for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement funding is now closed. Awardees will be announced in June 2018.

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 available: February 21, 2018
Application deadline: March 21, 2018
Funding term: July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Eligibility: Harvard University benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply for funding, individually or as groups. 

See the 2018 Spark Grant for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement Application Guidelines for more information about the online application, project criteria, review, and a detailed calendar.

HILT sponsored Harvard GSE’s Innovations and Ventures in Education (HIVE) annual university-wide education innovation event on March 20, 2018.  

Congratulations to all partcipants! We'll be posting more information about this year's winners in the coming weeks. Check back for more details!

HIVE Audience Favorites
HIVE Pitch Competition 2018 Audience Choice Award recipients

Designed to help those who have piloted projects with demonstrated success toward scalability. A formal review process will occur semesterly. If you have a project in mind, please contact HILT at

See application guidelines for more information.