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.

For an overview of how FAS Research Administration Services is involved in the support and oversight of sponsored research in FAS and SEAS, please review the Roles and Responsibilities Matrix.

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.

PI 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.