This grant program is sponsored by Harvard's Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity: "Research enabling grants (REGs) are intended to provide financial assistance to pre-tenure ladder faculty facing work/life or personal/family challenges that threaten to impede their academic research and/or their progress at Harvard."
To support their professional development, the Edgerley Family Dean of the FAS will reimburse tenure-track faculty up to $1,000 for activities they undertake to advance their development as scholars and teachers. For example, faculty members may choose to convene a group of Harvard or external scholars to provide feedback on a book manuscript or grant proposal. This $1,000 grant is included in the start-up package for new faculty, starting on July 1, 2010. Faculty hired prior to this date should use this application form for the purpose of reimbursement.