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HKS offers a wide variety of research services and resources for faculty, staff, and students, including through Library & Research Services and the Research Administration Office.

Members of the HKS community can visit LRS and RAO in Knet for service details. HKS alumni can consult our online guide to using library resources post-graduation.

LRS librarians can give you expert research guidance. Schedule a one-on-one or group consultation:

LRS’ curated research guides connect you with high-quality resources from HKS, Harvard Library, and beyond.

At the beginning of your research, consult our Start Your Research guide.

Our most popular subject-specific guides include:

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Policies, Awards & Fellowships

Faculty, fellows, and other researchers at Harvard Kennedy School are actively engaged in field work and outreach to public leaders in every sector of society to develop greater understanding of and solutions for the challenges facing our world. The Kennedy School’s Research Administration Office maintains a number of policies, procedures, and guidance documents to facilitate faculty research and guarantee compliance with sponsor, School, and University regulations.

Guide to Center & Program Fellows

Review a summary of the positions offered to visiting scholars, researchers, and practitioners who participate in the Schools academic life through the various programs offered by centers and programs.

Sponsored Awards History

View an historical list from 2001 to present of Sponsored Program award history. Each year can be downloaded in a PDF for reference.

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