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Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship: Now Accepting Applications

February 4, 2020

Dean Gay has announced the spring 2020 call for applications for the Dean’s Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship. This is a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories: bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded scholarly activities that currently lack external funding; seed funding, to encourage...

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Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research: Now Accepting Applications

January 13, 2020

The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the life, physical, and social sciences. Early-stage projects that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional grant-making agencies are encouraged. This competition is open to ladder faculty members in the four participating schools (HMS,...

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Guidance for Completion of NIH Other Support and NSF Current and Pending Support

October 23, 2019

Dear RAS Community,

The recently released “Update for Faculty and Principal Investigators” has raised some questions about what resources should be reported in NIH “Other Support” (OS) and NSF “Current and Pending Support (C&P).” These disclosures are being carefully reviewed by the federal agencies and in recent months NIH and NSF have issued reminders, clarifications and proposed changes to the requirements. We expect that the requirements are likely to change in the future, however, we want to remind you of the current policies for NIH and NSF.

We have...

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Guidance for Researchers in Addressing Faculty Disclosure & Intellectual Property Protection

October 3, 2019

An important notification was sent to faculty with federal awards on August 21st. The letter from the Vice Provost for Research, Dr. Richard McCullough, is a reminder to faculty of the increased scrutiny of information submitted to federal agencies in grant applications and progress reports. If you have not seen this memo I encourage you to review it now. The memo can be accessed at https://vpr.harvard.edu/files/ovpr-test/files/faculty_disclosure_letter.pdf...

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Hosts New Faculty Institute

September 3, 2019

On Tuesday, August 27th, the research development team presented a session for twenty new faculty at the FAS New Faculty Institute (NFI) entitled “Introduction to Research Development.” The session was sponsored by the FAS Office for Faculty Affairs, a home base of support for faculty and research scholars at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). After...

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Dean’s Distinction 2018 – Team Winners

February 12, 2019

Several members of our Research Finance and Compliance team will be honored with the Team Dean’s Distinction Award for their efforts in 2018 for the University Area Indirect Cost Proposal Preparation. Please find more information below.

Please help us to congratulate Charlotte, Marina, Andres, Monica, and their colleague Cara in Physical Resources and Planning.

In addition, we acknowledge our colleague in EPS, Milena Perez, who has won a 2018 Dean’s Distinction award for her commitment to the development of Jinny Herrera.

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Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research - Deadline: February 28, 2019

January 15, 2019

The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the life, physical, and social sciences. This competition is open to ladder faculty members in the four participating schools (HMS, HSPH, FAS, and SEAS). In HMS, this program is open to ladder faculty who have primary appointments...

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Workspace to replace Grants.gov forms on 1/1/18: Register now to obtain access

October 20, 2017

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.

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