For each sponsored award, it is customary to designate as Principal Investigator 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.
If a Harvard employee whose appointment type is not listed among those on the ...
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
The FAS Research Administration Services Pre-Award Team (divisional contacts listed on the left hand side of this screen) helps FAS faculty and their department administrators seek and apply for sponsored funding opportunities.
The following topics are covered in this section:
Proposal Planning An overview of the application for a standard proposal. Proposals are due to OSP 5 business days...
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest (fCOI) Disclosures outlines the detailed FAS fCOI disclosure reporting, review, and determination procedures. For a PDF-printable copy of this policy, click here.... Read more about Financial Conflicts of Interest Disclosures
Adherence to this policy is required for all effort related to federally sponsored grants and contracts as well as any non-federal awards where the sponsor requires effort reporting and/or salary certification.
Cost-sharing commitments are generally discouraged in proposals unless they are required by the sponsor. If a proposal commits a quantified portion of a PI’s academic year effort or lists other direct costs that will be paid for by University or sponsored funds, this constitutes a commitment by the University to cost share. Cost shared effort needs to be certified annually, and companion accounts must be set up to track any other items committed.... Read more about Cost Sharing
The 5-Day Policy Pilot (Effective April 1, 2019, for proposals due on or after April 8, 2019)
Proposal review and submission is a collaborative process between the Office for Sponsored Program (OSP), FAS Research Administration Services (RAS) and the Department / Principal Investigator (PI). RAS and OSP have worked with the FAS Faculty standing Committee on Research Policy (CRP) to develop an alternative to the current proposal submission policy (i.e. “Five Day Rule”). The CRP has recommended the implementation of a revised proposal submission policy that...