Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Campaign Finance$823,667 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Harvard University
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Harvard University $1,250,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Science & Technology,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Medicare & Medicaid,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Arts & Entertainment,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1751 American Dream Act S.515 Patent Reform Act of 2009 S.729 Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 H.R.690 Modernize Our Bookkeeping In the Law for Employee's Cell Phone Act of 2009 H.R.1250 Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2009 H.R.1427 Promoting Innovation and Access to Life-Saving Medicine Act H.R.1548 Pathway for Biosimilars Act H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3454 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3686 Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 298 dockets; Submitted to 12 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Harvard University" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 4 ED Race to the Top Fund -- Notice of Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria 2009
- Toggle 2 FWS 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List All Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as Endagered 2010
- Toggle 2 NOAA 12 Month Determination and Proposed Rule to Revise the ESA Listing of Loggerhead Sea Turtles 2010
- Toggle 1 MMS Notice of Availability of the revised Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect for the proposed Cape Wind Energy Project. 2010
- Toggle 1 MMS Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment for the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, MA 2010
- Toggle 1 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Adaptive Design Clinical Trials for Drugs and Biologics 2010
- Toggle 1 DOS Notice of Receipt of Cultural Property Request From the Government of the Hellenic Republic 2010
- Toggle 1 FDA Disclosure of Nutrient Content Information for Standard Menu Items Offered for Sale at Chain Restaurants or Similar Retail Food Establishments and for Articles of Food Sold from Vending Machines 2010
- Toggle 1 ED Investing in Innovation--Notice of Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria 2009
- Toggle 1 FWS Petition to List All Live Amphibians in Trade as Injurious Unless Free of Bd 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 57 EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA) 2009
- Toggle 53 COE Proposal to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits 2010
- Toggle 44 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards for Model Year 2017 and Later 2010
- Toggle 40 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards 2009
- Toggle 36 EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles 2010
- Toggle 32 FWS 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List All Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as Endagered 2010
- Toggle 27 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 2009
- Toggle 20 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program 2010
- Toggle 19 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 2009
- Toggle 17 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
Federal Spending7 grants
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|Harvard University||2009||National Science Foundation||GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM||$3,000,000|
|Harvard University||2009||Energy, Department Of||MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, PROTEOGENO-MICS & COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMA||$2,014,191|
|Harvard University||2009||State, Department Of||VIETNAM FULBRIGHT ECONOMIC TEACHING PROGRAM||$2,000,000|
|Harvard University||2010||State, Department Of||FOR THE VIETNAM FULBRIGHT ECONOMICS TEACHING PROGRAM||$2,000,000|
|Harvard University||2009||National Science Foundation||The Production and Study of Cold Antihydrogen||$1,525,000|
|Harvard University||2009||Energy, Department Of||WARM LIQUID CALORIMETRY, FRONT END ELECTRONICS, & SILICON DRIFT DETECTOR R&D FOR SSC.||$1,185,917|
|Harvard University||2009||Energy, Department Of||MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, PROTEOGENO-MICS & COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMA||$1,174,945|
Advisory Committees178 people on 80 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Harvard University" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 128 people on 36 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 11 people on 15 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 9 people on 5 committees
- Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 7 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 5 people on 6 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 4 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of the Interior 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Veterans Affairs 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 person on 1 committee