The Middle East Initiative offers funding each year to Harvard faculty for research proposals on major policy issues affecting the region. The awards are granted once a year and cover a range of research topics.
Please note the application period for faculty research grants for the 2015-2106 year has closed.
Previous Research Grants Awarded
Mapping Jihad: Cross-Border Islamic Radicalization and the Syrian Conflict
Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School
Arab Civil Society
Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Philanthropic Giving and Social Investment in the Middle East
Christine Letts, Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in the Practice of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
Emerging Solar Desalination Technologies in the Gulf—Understanding Local Adoption Drivers and Technology Barriers to Inform Cost-Effective Decision-Making
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School