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The application for the Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Seed Grants are now open!

The Seed Grants fund Harvard Law School graduating 3Ls or alumni to start their own nonprofits. The nonprofits must be new or early stage and must be innovative and sustainable. There is a preference for alumni in the early stages of their career or who otherwise have not had access to other sources of funding. Learn more about the Seed Grant and qualifications.

The application deadline is: Monday, October 23, at 5 pm.

Third year students who would like help vetting and refining their proposals should send in a letter of intent, outlining their proposed work, along with a resume, by Monday, September 18, at 5 pm  to AND

First round interviews will be held in October, second round interviews will be held in February, and final notification will be in late February or early March.

Questions about the process should be directed to Alexa Shabecoff at

Applicants may receive assistance from OPIA’s Fellowships Director, Judy Murciano, by appointment only.

We are proud of this unique fund to launch early stage social entrepreneurs. Read about one of the members of the first team to receive a Seed Grant.