To foster a culture of innovation and catalyze administrative innovation and collaboration across Harvard by investing in staff-generated, creative solutions that reduce administrative burden, enhance our ability to serve faculty and students, and invigorate our employees.

Fund Recipients

Seven projects were awarded funding in the second year of the President's Administrative Innovation Fund:


Flexible Work Enviroments

Capital Assets

Clever Chemical

Accessible Technology Procurement

The Future of Commencement

Central Admissions Institution Database

Macro Pack


Key Dates



April 2, 2018: Applications are due. Click here to submit

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June 2018: Proposals making it to the final stage will present the idea to a team of judges.


July 2018: Award recipients announced. Funding and projects begin.




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