"OTD's mission is to enable the development, transfer and adoption of innovations originating at Harvard for the benefit of society. OTD's experienced, dedicated team excels at technology transfer, providing the bridge between the Harvard community and industry that is essential for the translation of research discoveries into services and products that meet critical social needs. The OTD team, an effective and valued partner to faculty and industry alike, combines a unique entrepreneurial spirit with specialized expertise. The Office is an invaluable asset to Harvard and the greater research community."

- Alan M. Garber, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University Provost

Funding Opportunities

As one of the world's leading research universities, Harvard has a special obligation to advance science and medicine, foster innovation and promote the development of translational research and collaborations with industry. To this end, we make available from time to time information related to funding opportunities for Harvard investigators interested in exploring the potential of research collaborations with industry, and in developing nascent technologies originating in their labs. Although funding programs typically have a distinct focus and identity, they share the common goal of seeking to help Harvard faculty to progress and support their research in ways that may not be otherwise possible.

We encourage you and your colleagues across Harvard’s research community to take full advantage of the innovative funding opportunities that we hope will give rise to fertile new research collaborations. We look forward to your active engagement and participation.

Please review the information below to see more details on the current funding opportunities and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) available through Harvard’s Office of Technology Development. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact members of the OTD team.

Current Calls For Proposals

It is our pleasure to announce the following funding opportunity for Harvard investigators.

Name of Program Program Area(s) Deadline Guidelines Contact
Physical Sciences and Engineering Accelerator See Guidelines for more details August 15, 2014 PDF mick_sawka@harvard.edu


Active Programs and Future Calls

Below are programs for which the latest request-for-proposal deadlines have passed. However, please be sure to check back from time to time for future rounds of funding in the Current Calls For Proposals section, above.

Hold your cursor over the underlined text to see further details of the programs, or download the respective Guidelines.

Name of Program Program Area(s) Last Deadline Guidelines Contact
Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator Applied Life Science Research Jan 27, 2014 PDF blavatnik_accelerator@harvard.edu
Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) Program Multiple Ongoing PDF julie_hamill@harvard.edu
Roche Sponsored Research Program Multiple Ongoing PDF julie_hamill@harvard.edu


Other Resources for Finding Funding at Harvard