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Cost Transfer Policy and Email Address

October 7, 2020

As a follow-up to the September “Formerly RAS Friday meeting”, this is a reminder that effective 10/1/2020, RAS will now approve all FAS and SEAS under 90 day Cost Transfers (CT) and remain the reviewer and approver for over 90 day CTs. OSP will only approve over 90-day CTs going forward. For more information please refer to the Cost Transfer policy.

 

Please submit all CTs for the FAS and SEAS to the newly created inbox : ras_cost_transfer@fas.harvard.edu as of 10/1. This inbox will be monitored during...

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The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research Announces Seven Awards for the 2020 Application Cycle

July 22, 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. This competition is open to ladder faculty members at HMS, HSPH, FAS and SEAS. ...

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MEMORANDUM TO THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

June 22, 2020
 
FROM: Michael Rigas
Acting Deputy Director of Management 
 

SUBJECT: Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations 

Star-Friedman Challenge Accepting COVID-19 Proposals Through May 20

May 6, 2020

The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research will briefly reopen to accept proposals related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the magnitude of the global crisis which emerged shortly after the original deadline in February, the Challenge is interested in expanding its application pool to include high-risk and high-impact research projects in the life, physical, and social sciences with relevance to COVID-19. Eligible faculty members may submit an...

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New GMAS Cost Sharing Functionality and Changes to Signature Requirements

May 4, 2020

The most recent GMAS release that went live on Monday, April 27 contained significant changes to how cost sharing will be recorded and tracked in GMAS, including a new form that supports all sources of cost sharing and more closely aligns with the cost sharing policy, a new cost sharing approval process, and a new cost sharing request type used to make changes during the life of an award. A detailed list of the changes to cost sharing is available in the GMAS release notes.

To accompany the GMAS changes, each...

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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 ...

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