The Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the natural or social sciences. Faculty members in FAS and SEAS are eligible to apply for awards ranging from $20,000 to $200,000. Up to five awards are made annually. Award recipients will present their projects at a Challenge event on April 9, 2018, prior to receipt of funding.
Beginning on January 1, 2018, all grants.gov applications must be submitted using Workspace, an online, web-based application, rather than the legacy PDF application package. Neither Fastlane (NSF) or ASSIST (NIH) will be affected, but other federal funders that will require use of workspace include DOD, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, DOE, NIJ, NEH, NEA, IMLS, and USDA.
New to grants management at Harvard or need a refresher on using the Grants Management Reports in OBI? Come on down to the training on Tuesday, August 29th at 9:30am at 8 Story Street to explore the use of the ICC report, learn how to customize your Sponsored Accounts dashboard to get a picture of your portfolio, and how to dig in to your Subagreements report to assist with your sub monitoring efforts. Have a question about a grants management report not covered in the training? Bring it up to your instructors and ask away. Also, we are always open to feedback on...
OBI Office Hours (Webex or in-person) – 30 Day Wellness Check (Using the ICC Dashboard and others to Reconcile Accounts)
Wednesday, June 21st 1-2pm
Cambridge, 1033 Mass Ave, 5th Floor, Room 559
Please join us for a discussion on using OBI Dashboards to manage your end-of-year grant closeout. We will focus on the Invalid Code Combinations Dashboard, Subagreements Dashboard, and Committed Funds Report Dashboard. Bring all your questions about reconciling accounts to ensure a smooth...
Please be advised that the NSF website and NSF’s Fastlane and Research.gov systems will be unavailable over the upcoming July 4th long weekend from 8:00PM on Friday, June 30 through 6:00PM on Tuesday, July 4th. See below for the full text of the message issued by Jean Feldman of the NSF Policy Office describing the sites and systems affected by outage.
See below for a recent NSF communication re:the outage.
"The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its Data Center IT servers to the Foundation’s new...
REACH Advanced Training Session - It Takes Three: Using the Three Lines of Defense Model to Help Manage Risk
Date: Thursday June 15th, 2017
Location: Cambridge, 1414 Mass Ave, 5th Floor, Room 561
Description: Come explore ways in which departmental management, risk control and compliance functions and internal audit can help manage compliance risk. Presenters will discuss how the unique skills and complementary...
Announcement from Patrick Fitzgerald, FAS Associate Dean for Research Administration and Jay Herlihy, FAS Associate Dean for Finance
April 27, 2017
The FAS/SEAS will be issuing a new policy governing assessments on gifts and sponsored awards (“grants”). The new policy, which will be effective on gifts received on or after July 1, 2017 and on sponsored awards submitted for funding on or after July 1, 2017, will standardize the collection of assessments on current use gifts and grants made by non-federal entities (excluding industry sponsored research agreements) at 15%.... Read more about New Policy Governing Assessments on Gifts and Sponsored Awards (“Grants”)
Dean Smith has announced the spring 2017 call for applications for the Dean’s Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship, a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories:
Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research that does not currently have external funding; Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.
Seed funding, to encourage faculty to pursue exciting new research directions that might...
Dates/Times/Locations: Monday January 23rd, 1:30pm-4:00pm, Cambridge 8 Story Street Room B2 / Friday January 27th, 9:30am-12:00pm, LMA (exact location TBD)
Description: This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify...