Do all proposals require institutional review prior to submission?

In most cases, proposals to external sponsors require institutional authorization. They are therefore submitted through Harvard’s Office of Sponsored Programs and are subject to institutional review. Some opportunities, such as fellowships and certain sabbatical opportunities, may be submitted directly by faculty to the sponsor without institutional review. If you are planning a submission, please contact your sponsored research administrator as early as possible with an indication of your intention to apply to receive support with the review and submission process and for clarification on whether institutional review is required for a specific opportunity. Faculty in Social Science departments that do not have a designated sponsored research administrator should contact Jimmy Matejek-Morris at jmatejek@fas.harvard.edu. Faculty in the Arts and Humanities Division should contact Katherine Zuccala at kzuccala@fas.harvard.edu.