As of Jan. 10, 2018 applications are being accepted for the William F. Milton Fund. The deadline for applications is April 3, 2018.The William F. Milton Fund, established in 1924, is one of the oldest bequests made to Harvard University. Funding research projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history, and science, the winning projects must either promote the physical and material welfare and prosperity of the human race, or investigate and determine the value and importance of any discovery or invention, or assist in the discovery and perfecting of any special means of alleviating or curing human disease.The Office of the Vice Provost for Research administers the Milton Fund and applications are accepted through the Harvard University Funding Portal. Reviewers will evaluate applications on intellectual merit, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and likely impact on the field. Funds awarded through the Milton Fund support research to explore new ideas, to act as the catalyst between ideas and more definitive directions, and to consider new methods of approaching global solutions. This award is intended for early-career scholars and thus preference will be given to junior investigators. Please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) for eligibility criteria.