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 2018 application cycle is closed as of April 4, 2018. Award decisions will be announced in July 2018. The 2019 application will open in January 2019. You may review the 2018 RFP for reference here, although changes may be made in advance of the 2019 award cycle. A list of 2017 awardees of the William F. Milton Fund can be found here. Please contact Liza Harsch with questions.