Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant Eligibility & Application


Full-time Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in any Harvard Department or School may apply in conjunction with a collaborator at UAI. Preceptors, Lecturers, or Instructors may also apply provided they hold a full-time teaching position. Teams of researchers in Chile and at Harvard may submit joint proposals for site visits, workshops, and academic research exchanges. Participants may reapply to the grant on a consecutive basis, provided that they submit a full report on their previous grant prior to re-applying.

Application Requirements

  • Application form

  • A brief abstract (no more than two paragraphs)

  • A proposal of not more than 750 words 

  • A detailed budget with a list of other funding sources (where applicable)

  • A CV for each of the faculty applicants (up to five pages long) 

In preparing a proposal, the applicant should remember that reviewers may need background information to fully appreciate what might be of obvious importance to someone in another discipline.

Availability of Funding

Funding will be primarily for program start-up expenses including travel and related expenses for faculty and students.  Proposals will be selected by a Harvard Faculty committee on merit, extent of student involvement, balanced participation between Harvard and Chilean researchers, and promise of generating longer term research collaborations. Funded projects should be begun in the same academic year that the award is granted. Each research project must have a Principal Investigator from Harvard and one from the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Maximum award is up to $30,000.

Three grants of $30,000 each to support collaborating research activities between Harvard Faculty and UAI faculty will be granted.

Faculty Grants may not be used to cover or supplement faculty salary, research staff salary, student stipends, administrative salaries, indirect costs, or to purchase computer hardware or other office-related equipment. Additional restrictions may apply, at the committee’s discretion.


Contact Edwin Ortiz, Manager of Academic Services