Faculty or departments may receive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from a federal agency. Upon receipt of a written FOIA request, federal agencies are required to release the requested information unless it falls under one of nine exemptions listed in the Act.
Funded grant proposals and related information are included within the scope of information that can be requested through the FOIA process. These requests are typically labeled very clearly as “FOIA” and...
Refer to the documents on this page for an outline of best practices approach for FAS and SEAS regarding questions around supplementing stipends or setting up a secondary appointment for work performed on sponsored awards as well as for a flow chart for determining whether a stipened should be supplemented.... Read more about Supplementing Stipends
Responsible Office: FAS Office of Finance/ SEAS Office of Accounting
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Revision Date: November 15, 2017
Policy Statement and Reason for Policy
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) provide substantial academic facilities, including laboratories, libraries and information technologies, administrative support, and other resources that enable faculty to engage in innovative research and incomparable scholarly activities. The cost of providing the staffing and infrastructure necessary to support the programmatic activities of our faculty is borne largely by the FAS and SEAS; thus, it is critical that FAS and SEAS receive... Read more about FAS and SEAS Policy on Assessments on Current Use Gifts and Sponsored Awards
This policy is intended to clarify when payments to fellows should be treated as gross income, as qualified payments for tuition or fees for a degree program, or as reimbursements for bona fide University business expenses that the individual incurred on Harvard’s behalf.
In 1974, a Report of a Committee on Criteria for Acceptance of Sponsored Research in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences was presented to the Faculty. It consisted of a preamble, a set of principles governing the conduct of research, and commentary on these principles. Only the (italicized)...
The complete and final proposal, accompanied by the necessary School-level approvals, as well as any other attachments or approvals required by the sponsor or the University, must be received by the submitting office at least five (5) full business days prior to the sponsor's due date.... Read more about Proposal Submission Policy
For each sponsored award, it is customary to designate as PI one person who bears ultimate responsibility for academic decisions as well as for financial, administrative, and compliance matters relating to the project. Only teaching members of the Faculty and a select number of other academic appointees are accorded Principal Investigator rights and may seek external research support on a continuing basis.... Read more about Principal Investigator Eligibility
Voted by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, March 17, 1980 and amended on March 13, 2000, April 20, 2004, and December 2012 (superseding vote of September 14, 1964 and amendments thereafter).
Each professional research position shall be categorized as belonging...
Investigators working with new sponsors should attempt to clarify whether funding will be made available to them in the form of a gift or a grant. Gifts and grants are handled by two separate Harvard units and each carry their own distinct sets of policies and procedures.... Read more about Gift vs. Grant