Yes, many agencies and sponsors have electronic funding alert services, including those listed below. Additionally, you can sign up for the FAS Division of Science Funding Spotlight RSS Feed for information on notable opportunities and limited submission opportunities.
Through Harvard’s institutional subscriptions, all Harvard University affiliates have access to several funding search engines and databases. For questions about these databases or to set up a weekly alert that will deliver funding opportunities to your desktop based on keywords you select, please contact Jennifer Corby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty in the Science Division, SEAS, and some Social Science departments have designated sponsored research administrators. For the Arts & Humanities Division and Social Science departments that do not have a designated sponsored research administrator, FAS Research Administration Services provides full support with proposal preparation, budget preparation, submission of grant applications, managing an award, and preparing and submitting grant progress reports. Faculty and administrators in the Arts & Humanities Division may contact Katherine Zuccala at email@example.com or 617-496-3627 for advice and assistance. Faculty and administrators in the Social Science Division in a department without a designated sponsored research administrator may contact Jimmy Matejek-Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-496-6216. These sponsored research administrators can answer all of your questions about applying for funding and will provide support for these activities as well.
Faculty in the Science Division, SEAS, and some Social Science departments have designated sponsored research administrators. Research Administration Services offers support for administrative aspects of the proposal preparation and submission process for departments that do not have a designated sponsored research administrator, including construction of proposal budgets and coordination of the University’s review and submission process. Faculty in the Arts & Humanities Division may contact Katherine Zuccala (email@example.com or 617-496-3627) and faculty in the Social...
In FAS, all requests for funding to be submitted to an external sponsor must be reviewed and approved by the following entities prior to submission:
The PI’s Department Chair;
the Dean of FAS or his/her designee;
and, on behalf of the President and Fellows of Harvard College, by and Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) at the Office for Sponsored Programs or, for industry sponsored agreements, the ...
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...
Sabbatical funding opportunity deadlines often fall at least a year before your leave start date. Some sponsors run competitions even earlier; the National Endowment for the Humanities has a May deadline for projects beginning as early as January the following year and as late as the following September.
The Research Development team in FAS Research Administration Services performs customized funding searches to locate those opportunities that best suit your sabbatical plans. We offer advice on strategies for submitting competitive proposals and will review your proposal against sponsor requirements. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your sabbatical needs.
Indirect costs are also commonly referred to as overhead, facilities and administrative costs (F&A), IDC, or indirects. Charging assessments on gifts and allocating indirect costs on grants enable FAS and SEAS to recoup a portion of the overhead costs associated with externally funded activities and the reimbursement of these costs provides FAS and SEAS with a source of revenue to reinvest in its infrastructure, which, in turn, supports the academic pursuits of our faculty. More information on current federal rates, as well as the FAS/SEAS policy regarding sponsors that do not cover the... Read more about What are indirect costs (or overhead)?