Applications Open: Climate and Sustainability Translational Fund

Apply now for this fund intended to advance faculty-led early-stage research projects towards realizing commercial potential.

The call for pre-proposals for the Climate and Sustainability Translational Fund is now open. The Fund’s purpose is to advance faculty-led early-stage research projects towards realizing commercial potential through start-up formation, licensing opportunities, or securing industrial funding to support continued development. 

Guidelines for applying can be found here and the deadline for pre-proposal submission is April 22. Funding of up to $100,000 per project will be provided. 

Principal Investigators whose employer is Harvard University are eligible to apply, and projects are welcomed in any area of applied sciences, physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer sciences, or engineering with a focus on climate and sustainability solutions.

The Harvard Climate and Sustainability Translational Fund is a joint program of the Office and Technology Development and the Salata Institute, supporting research projects across the University.  

The first deadline is Monday, April 22, when pre-proposals are due by 6pm. Pre-proposals should be sent to Sam Liss at OTD with the subject line “[Faculty Name] – Climate and Sustainability Translational Fund Pre-proposal”.  The attached file should include the faculty name in the filename. If not submitted by a faculty member, the name of the faculty member approving the submission must be included. If you have any questions, please speak with the business development director in OTD who works with your lab or contact Sam Liss.