The Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement: Pedagogy Award

The Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement expands the School’s internal research funding program and is designed to create a pipeline of support that facilitates the exploration of early ideas, the development of strong interdisciplinary team science and the creation of new research collaborations that advance the frontiers of science.

Public Health Pedagogy Awards are intended to produce scalable innovations that will improve the quality of teaching and learning at the Harvard Chan School.


Public Health Pedagogy Award
DEADLINE: June 6, 2022 (11:59 PM)

Award Details

Public Health Pedagogy awards are intended to produce scalable innovations that will improve the quality of teaching and learning at the Harvard Chan School. Because pedagogical advancements are structured differently than research awards and frequently involve work at either the level of the course or the program,  this year, we are piloting two different kinds of smaller awards within the Public Health Pedagogy category:

  1. Development Awards for up to $15K: Development Awards are meant for individual faculty, instructional teams, or collaborations between faculty to develop a new solution for an educational problem toward improving the quality of teaching and learning in a particular course or domain at the School. Applicants should state the teaching and learning problem they intend to solve, the new development they propose in order to address the problem, and how the work involved with the award could be a model for others or be scaled after being developed and piloted.
  2. Enhancement Awards for up to $25K: Enhancement Awards are meant for departments, degree programs, or other educational programs to make a significant enhancement to their current teaching and learning activities, for example engaging in a curriculum review and renewal, creating a new pedagogical training initiative, etc. Applicants should state the impact the project would have, the process and steps they propose to make the enhancement, and how the work involved with the award could be a model for others or be scaled after being developed and piloted.

For Public Health Pedagogy awards:

    • Collaboration is encouraged across departments, units, and even schools.
    • Demonstration of such collaborations will enhance an application but is not required.
    • Scalability Form is required. Maximum of 1 page of text. Use this Downloadable Form as a template.

Please read and review the full RFA prior to application submission.  Proposals should be submitted through the Harvard University Funding Portal (HUFP).