Past Events

  • 2017 Sep 27

    RAS Coffee Club

    Registration Closed 10:00am to 11:00am


    William James Hall, Room-1550 33 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138

    A few new policies and requirements have been implemented since the summer. We have received several questions from you and thought it might be beneficial to have a discussion at the next RAS Coffee Club. Please bring your questions regarding FASIP, the FAS and SEAS Policy on Assessments on Current Use Gifts and Sponsored Awards, and E-Verify to the RAS Coffee Club on Wednesday, September 27th 10-11 AM. Jen Lech, Christyne Anderson and Marina Magid will be available to answer your questions.


  • 2017 Jun 22

    NIH Program Leader Campus Visit: High-Risk, High-Reward Research Programs

    3:00pm to 4:00pm


    Biolabs 1080

    Ravi Basavappa, Program Leader, NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Programs

    Dr. Basavappa will present an overview of the Early Independence, New Innovator, Pioneer, and Transformative Research Awards that are part of the NIH Common Fund High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program. These awards support exceptionally creative scientists pursuing unusually innovative and impactful research projects.

    Dr. Emily Balskus, Morris Kahn...

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  • 2017 Jun 20

    RAS Coffee Club: Summer Preview

    Registration Closed 9:00am to 10:30am


    Agassiz Room (MCZ 101A)

    Having trouble keeping track of your training calendar? Wondering how this year’s policy revisions, new toolkits and assessments are going to impact you and your PIs? July 1st is the effective date for a number of updates and changes to the way we apply for and manage grants at the FAS and SEAS, including the new FAS/SEAS  Policy on Assessments, the University Cost Sharing Policy, and the Subrecipient Monitoring Toolkit. At our next RAS Coffee Club we will go over the take-home points from each of these rollouts, and touch briefly on new SPECTRA processes (FAS only),...

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  • 2017 May 23

    NCURA Webinar Viewing: An Overview Of The New Research Terms And Conditions

    Registration Closed2:00pm


    Jefferson Lab 453

    Please join us for an informative session in which we will answer the questions below

    • Level: Overview
    • Pre-requisites: None

    On March 14, 2017, the National Science and Technology Council’s Research Business Models Interagency Working Group issued the new Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs), which are intended to implement the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and which are now available for use by...

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  • 2017 May 19

    RAS Friday Monthly Meeting

    10:00am to 11:30am


    Lamont Library Forum Room

    Please join us for RAS Fridays this week on May, 19th. Below are the topics and speakers. Please find the attached agenda for full details. Breakfast will be provided, so don't forget to arrive a few minutes early to grab food and refreshments.

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  • 2017 Apr 11

    Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research: Presentations by 2017 Awardees

    3:00pm to 5:00pm


    Faculty Room, University Hall

    The Star Family Challenge is a research award program established at the suggestion of James A. Star ‘83, supporting FAS and SEAS faculty members in the natural and social sciences pursuing high- risk, high-impact projects with an interdisciplinary focus. 

    We are pleased to announce the 2017 Star Family Challenge awardees:

    • Jesse Snedeker, Professor of Psychology, FAS, “Language creation: Modeling the rapid emergence of a new language in Nicaragua”
    • Elsie Sunderland, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, SEAS; Associate...
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  • 2017 Apr 04

    RAS Coffee Club Meeting: Equipment Management

    Registration Closed 9:15am to 10:15am


    Lamont Library Café


    RAS Coffee Club: Equipment Management – FAS & SEAS

    Want to learn a bit more about equipment management at FAS and SEAS? Need a refresher on best practices in purchasing and approving equipment and the right object codes to use? Find yourself unsure of how to guide your PIs on how to manage equipment when moving labs or transferring to a new institution? If so, join us on Tuesday, April 4th from 9:15am to 10:15am in the Lamont Library Cafe for a cup of coffee and discussion on these equipment topics and more with Jessica McCall, Capital Assets Program...

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  • 2017 Feb 10

    Cambridge Research Administrators Open Forum and Washington/Federal Update

    Registration Closed 2:00pm to 3:30pm


    Harvard Hall Room 201

    **This forum will be a repeat session of the update given at LMA in the morning of 2/10. 

    Friday, February 10, 2017
    2:00 - 3:30 pm
    Harvard Hall,
    Room 201
    Hosted by FAS Research Administration Services

    Kevin Casey
    Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications
    Jon Groteboer
    Director Federal Relations, Office of Federal Relations
    Harvard University