Internal Funding

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is committed to advancing research that confronts the most pressing public health challenges of our time. To do this, the School offers several competitive internal funding mechanisms to promote and facilitate the research agendas of its faculty.

Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement
The funding mechanisms that comprise the DFSA are designed to facilitate the exploration of early ideas, the development of strong interdisciplinary team science, and the creation of new transformative research collaborations that advance the frontiers of science.

Dean’s Emergency Research Response Fund
This fund is designed to produce research findings that contribute in real-time to an emergency response and/or allow for data to be collected in a particular setting, during an unforeseen public health crisis or leading up to an important policy/legislative decision.

Taplin Equipment Grant Fund 
This program provides funds for instrumentation expenses that may be difficult to fund through other mechanisms.