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Kuwait Fund accepting grant proposals

The Kuwait Program Research Fund is accepting proposals for small one-year grants (up to $30,000) to support advanced research by University faculty members on issues of critical importance to Kuwait and the Persian Gulf. Priority will be given to research concerning election processes; water resources and management; oil and petrochemicals; applied research, education, and training related to the environment; and public health policy.

Proposals (not exceeding five pages), including a budget, other sources of funding, and a curriculum vitae for senior researchers, may be sent to the associate director of the Middle East Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, 104 Mt. Auburn St., Office 317, Cambridge, MA 02138. The deadline is Nov. 15.

Call (617) 496-4190 for more information.

Provost Grant for Innovation in Instructional Technology

Three years ago the Provost Office created a grant that was intended to fund and encourage creative uses of technology that had promise to improve education at Harvard. Since its inception, this grant, the Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Instructional Technology, has supported over 40 projects and distributed close to $4 million.

This grant is targeted toward faculty and school-based information technology support groups that are interested in using IT as a tool for innovations in teaching and learning.

Grants of up to $50,000 are suggested although grants of up to $150,000 will be considered. For proposals between $50,000 and $150,000, the proposed project needs to align with the applicable school’s strategic goals in the use of technology and include the endorsement of the dean.

Deadline for the mandatory draft submission is Friday, Nov. 1. Final proposal is due Dec. 2.

E-mail and/or with questions about the grant program or preparing a proposal.

For more information on the fund, visit

– Compiled by

Andrew Brooks