Funding Sources

Sponsored Funding

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/Unrestricted Funding

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.

Unrestricted funding includes such things as tuition, executive and continuing education revenue, rental and parking revenue, and services income.

Internal Funding

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is committed to advancing research that confronts the most pressing public health challenges of our time. To do this, the School offers several competetive internal funding mechanisms to promote and facilitate the research agendas of its faculty.

Sponsored Funding Sources