The Weiss Family Program Fund for Research in Development Economics supports research by students and ladder faculty at Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale and the University of California, Berkeley. The program funds projects that address a wide range of issues that affect less developed countries.

Two types of funding are currently available:

• Research project grants
• Exploratory travel grants

We are currently accepting applications to be considered in the Spring 2017 funding round. Applications are due March 31, 2017.

Typically, there are two funding rounds per year. The anticipated due date for Fall 2017 Expressions of Interest is October 31, 2017.


The Weiss Fund also facilitates project evaluation opportunities.

• If your organization is interested in recruiting a researcher to conduct an evaluation,
  please see the application instructions.
• If you are a researcher interested in evaluation opportunities,
  please peruse the current list of opportunities.

Please email the Weiss Family Program Fund (wfp@fas.harvard.edu) with any questions.