Getting Started

The FAS Research Administration Services Pre-Award Team assists FAS faculty and their department administrators with searching and applying for sponsored funding opportunities.  The RAS Pre-Award Team contacts for the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities divisions may be found in the Contacts section on the far-left side of this page.

The following topics are covered in this section:

Proposal Planning
An overview of the preparation process and submission timeline for a standard sponsored proposal. Proposals are due to OSP at least 5 business days prior to the sponsoring agency's deadline.

Principal Investigator Eligibility
The policy governing who in FAS is automatically eligible to apply for sponsored funding as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator and who may be eligible to apply for exceptional PI or Co-PI Rights.

Systems Access
Information for administrators seeking to begin an application in GMAS, Harvard's internal grant management system, or in some of the most frequently used sponsor application portals at Harvard.