With the establishment of the Weatherhead Endowment in 1998, the Weatherhead Initiative in International Affairs began concurrently as an expression of the wish of the Weatherhead Foundation to encourage and support large-scale and groundbreaking research in the realm of international affairs. The Initiative promotes the integration of teams of faculty researchers seeking innovative answers to essential problems on transnational, global, and comparative national topics.
All Harvard professors with continuing regular appointments are eligible to submit proposals. Faculty members from other research institutions in the United States or abroad can be on their research teams. The Weatherhead Initiative Selection Committee screens proposals and makes recommendations to the Weatherhead Center Executive Committee.
For information on the new Weatherhead Initiative grant competition see the Opportunities for Faculty Section.