HKS offers research services and resources for faculty, staff, and students. Below are key offerings from Library & Research Services and the Research Administration Office.
Current HKS community members can visit LRS and RAO in Knet for details. HKS alumni can consult our online guide to using library resources post-graduation.
Find reliable research resources in the HKS Library’s Research Guides.
At the beginning of your research, consult our Start Your Research guide.
Explore our most popular subject guides:
- News & Media Studies
- Campaigns & Elections
- Leadership Studies
- Human Rights
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources
- International Relations
Explore our how-to guides:
- Measuring Your Scholarly Impact
- Publishing Your Scholarship
- Using & Citing Sources: Adhering to Academic Integrity at HKS
- Data Resources for HKS Affiliates
- Beyond Harvard: Library Resources for HKS Alumni
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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. HKS’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.
Review a summary of the positions offered to visiting scholars, researchers, and practitioners who participate in the School’s academic life through the various programs offered by centers and programs.
View an historical list from 2001 to present of Sponsored Program award history. Each year can be downloaded in a PDF for reference.