Seed Grant Funding

The Innovations in Positive Health pilot grant fund supports pioneering research at early stages of development that focuses on positive health science or communication and translation sciences related to positive health science. Awards will be granted for amounts between $5,000 and $20,000. Funding can be used to cover research-related expenses, such as: supporting a research assistant, access to existing data, data collection activities, conference presentations, and travel (with prior approval). Applications for 2021 grant funding are due on April 16, 2021.

This is a competitive grant program. It is open to all Harvard University faculty, research scientists, and post-doctoral research scholars. Hospital-affiliated Harvard faculty should reach out to the Center to confirm eligibility. Students are not eligible to apply for these funds. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Jaime Mchunu at Projects will be prioritized for funding when they: 1) integrate the theories, questions, and methods of two or more disciplines; 2) involve high payoff in terms of opening new areas of inquiry or provide crucial preliminary data for preparing larger grant proposals; or 3) explicitly connect faculty and scholars across departments and schools.

We are now accepting applications for 2021. Click here to download the application form.


2020 Seed Grant Recipients

2019 Seed Grant Recipients