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HKS offers a wide variety of research services and support for faculty, staff, and students, including through Library & Knowledge Services and the Research Administration Office. If you are a member of the HKS community, visit the LKS and RAO Knet pages to see what services are available to you.

If you're a Harvard graduate, LKS is still here to help. Find out more about free resources for alumni.


LKS librarians provide expert guidance on research and resources, and are available for both group instruction and one-on-one consultations. Contact us directly (below), or via LKS' general contact information.

Keely Wilczek, Manager of Collections & Library Services

Keely has over twenty years experience in libraries including more than a decade at HKS. Her subject specialties include campaigns and elections research, public opinion research, and the citation tool Zotero.


Daniel Becker, Research & Instruction Librarian

Before becoming a librarian, Daniel taught European, African, and world history at the college level for several years, an experience that continues to inform his work. At HKS, in addition to offering research consultations, he teaches workshops on library resources, Zotero and other research tools, as well as academic integrity. His subject specialties include international relations, comparative politics, and contemporary history.


Alessandra Seiter, Knowledge Services Librarian

Alessandra specializes in community engagement and communications. Her librarianship is informed by an academic background in the geography of social movements, and extensive experience in movement organizing and co-operative housing. Much of her research has focused on collective action and the online/offline spaces in which it plays out. She's primarily interested in how libraries can be leveraged to support the visionary knowledge production of counterhegemonic social formations.


Van B. Tran, Senior Research & Data Librarian

Van has a background in art, law, social sciences, education, and library science. Before joining LKS, she supported Open Educational Resources and Open Access initiatives at the City University of New York and was the Associate Director for the Strategic Learning and Evaluation Program and the Vietnam Program at the Social Science Research Council. She has about twenty years of experience developing, managing and evaluating population health and interdisciplinary social research and training programs in Vietnam. She was also the learning partner for the development and assessment of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in Southeast Asia leadership training program. Prior to doing research work, Van served as a staff attorney for the Legal Services Corporation of Iowa.

Our expertly curated research guides direct you to high quality resources from HKS, Harvard Library, and beyond.

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

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For "fast answers" to over 200 frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ database.

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 School’s 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.

Featured Resources

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