- Sponsored funding includes both federal and non-federal sponsored sources.
- Gift/Donor funding includes gifts to current use funds, as well as gifts to endowment funds.
- Unrestricted funding includes such things as tuition, executive and continuing education revenue, rental and parking revenue, and services income.
- Internal transfers include support received from other parts of the University, such as the Office of the President and other Harvard schools.
Much of the research conducted at The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is supported through funding from departments/ agencies that sponsor research, training, and/or service activities through various types of agreements. Harvard Principal Investigators (PIs), submit proposals for funding to sponsors, through our Sponsored Programs Administration Offices.
Though most of Harvard's sponsored portfolio comes from federal sponsors, funding has also been received from non-federal sponsors, including foundations, institutes, and internal awards managed through Harvard (to name a few). Foreign entities also provide support.
Gift/Donor Funding Sources
A gift is defined as any item of value – generally cash or securities – given to the University by a donor who expects nothing of significant value in return, other than recognition and spending of the gift in accordance with the donor's wishes (or gift “terms”). Gifts may be for Current Use or for Endowment.