The William F. Milton Fund

The William F. Milton Fund, established in 1924, is one of the oldest bequests made to Harvard University. Funding research projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history and science, the winning projects must either promote the physical and material welfare and prosperity of the human race, or investigate and determine the value and importance of any discovery or invention, or assist in the discovery and perfecting of any special means of alleviating or curing human disease.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research administers the Milton Fund. The 2020 application cycle is closed. Award decisions will now be announced in October due to COVID-related delays. Potential future applicants may review the 2020 RFP for reference, but should be aware that all aspects of the program are evaluated each year, and therefore the 2021 RFP may change significantly. The 2021 application cycle is expected to open in January 2021. A list of 2019 awardees can be found here. Please contact vpr_grants@harvard.edu with questions.