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News and Announcements

Cost Transfer Training - Upcoming

June 21, 2016

OSP is hosting an additional Cost Transfer Training in Lamont Library on July 14th from 9:30-11:10am. If you are new to Harvard or just want a refresher on the recent changes to the CT Policy, please sign up!

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Cost Transfer Policy Training Session


May 16, 2016

Are you new to Harvard, or do you have any new grant managers in your department? If so, OSP has just released a new date, June 16th, for a GMAS Basics and Requests Class in the Longwood Area. 

This all day class is will provide attendees with an introduction to Harvard’s Grants Management Application Suite (GMAS) and how it is used to manage sponsored projects.

The following topics will be covered:


May 9, 2016

New Fringe Benefit Rates

The Fringe Benefit rates for FY 17 have been approved by DHHS/CAS and the rates and signed rate agreements are now posted on the OSP website.

Note that the fringe benefit chart separates the staff fringe benefits into 2 parts, the regular fringes and the vacation assessment.  

Additional Guidance on Travel Charged to Federal Awards

February 8, 2016

As you may have heard, the Harvard University Travel Policy has been updated recently to align with the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” (Uniform Guidance) governing travel charged to federal awards.  The revised policy includes the following clarification regarding travel on federal funds: No business class or economy class upgrades are allowable on federal funds without an approved and documented exception.  Details on the federal …