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.
Decisions as to what proposals are funded will be based on the idea itself and what it proposes to do; how it maps to innovation in academic administration, service delivery or talent development; if it is a cross-collaborative project or one that could scale or be used at other parts of the University. Ideas that will enable us to create connections and community will be especially valued.