Past Events

  • 2015 Jun 18

    Finding Funding: Database Training Workshop for Postdocs

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Northwest Building, Room B127, 52 Oxford Street (basement level), Cambridge, MA

    Targeted to Harvard University Postdoctoral Scholars, this hands-on workshop demonstrates how to perform a basic funding search. Participants engage in interactive activities and experience how to:

    1. Gather information to optimize a search
    2. Find and navigate two funding opportunity databases—Community of Science Pivot & Foundation Directory Online; and
    3. Set up funding alerts, save searches, and locate best funding matches.

    Space is limited so...

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  • 2015 May 15

    RAS Fridays Monthly Meeting

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Lamont Library Forum Room

    Agenda Topics & Speakers:

    • HMS Efficiency Project—Rachel Cahoon
    • Office of Sponsored Programs Update—Cathy Breen
    • Direct Charging of Faculty Academic Year Salary—Patrick Fitzgerald

    These monthly networking meetings for departmental sponsored award administrators and managers are forums for discussing issues in research administration, highlighting new policies and procedures, and disseminating research administration best practices.  These meetings are open to all Harvard administrators and registration is not required.  Meetings take...

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  • 2015 Apr 22

    Grantseeking 101: A Beginner’s Guide to External Funding for Postdocs

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Biolabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

    Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Grantseeking101_April2015

    FAS Research Development, in collaboration with the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs, is pleased to offer a workshop on grantseeking for postdoctoral scholars.

    Participants will learn the basics of identifying the best fit among federal and private funders for their research, with a particular focus on the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. We will also discuss strategies and tools for learning about new...

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  • 2015 Apr 17

    RAS Fridays Monthly Meetings

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Lamont Library Forum Room

    The topics for this event include:

    • Sponsored Expenditure Guidelines Presentation—Sarah T. Axelrod
    • IACUC & IRB: Protecting Living Subjects—Denise Moody & Shannon Sewards

    These monthly networking meetings for departmental sponsored award administrators and managers are forums for discussing issues in research administration, highlighting new policies and procedures, and disseminating research administration best practices.  These meetings are open to all Harvard administrators and registration is not required.  Meetings take...

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  • 2015 Apr 16

    Service Center Managers Meeting

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    TBD

    This meeting will serve as an opportunity for us to discuss current issues around service center management and  any questions or concerns you may have as you run your facility.

  • 2015 Apr 07

    RAS Coffee Club

    9:00am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Lamont Library Cafe

     

    Successful award closeout requires collaboration between departments and their OSP financial analysts.  At April's RAS Coffee Club we will share tips and tricks as well as  discuss the pressures and pain points we all experience around closeout. 

    Senior Financial Analyst Beth Whitmore McKay will talk briefly about her team’s closeout experiences as well as OSP training updates after which participants are invited to share their own experiences and ask questions. Alison Wellman Smith, FAS’ Senior Manager for Systems and...

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