FAQ

How are proposals awarded?

 

Proposals will be initially reviewed by multiple “judges” (made up of senior leaders and subject matter experts across the University). All those submitting proposals will receive feedback from these judges. This initial review will determine finalists who will then give a brief presentation on their idea to a group of senior leaders (members of the Harvard Administrative Innovation Group), and afterwards fund recipients will be awarded.

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I have an idea; should I speak with my manager about it first?

 

Yes, it is required that you share your interest in submitting a proposal with your manager. The President’s Administrative Innovation Fund does have support from President Bacow, the Executive Vice President Katie Lapp and the other senior leaders at the University including School Administrative Deans and Central Vice Presidents. We are hopeful that your manager will work with you to determine how best you can fit this opportunity into your day-to-day work....

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