Proposal Submission

Guidance for Completion of NIH Other Support

Guidance document to help our research community better understand the agency’s regulations (NIH GPS) and expectations, and what resources should be reported in the NIH “Other Support” (OS).

Faculty Disclosure Resources

In response to federal funding agencies and congressional committees expressing concern regarding certain activities that threaten the integrity of the U.S. research enterprise, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has collected and collated updated guidance for Harvard Researchers in... Read more about Faculty Disclosure Resources

PI Eligibility

Important Update to the PI Eligibility Guidelines: 

Effective July 6, 2020, individuals who are automatically granted continuous or limited PI Rights (see PI Eligibility on a Continuing Basis and PI Eligibility with Limitations on the PI Eligibility policy page) who have not already taken the FAS and SEAS Update for Faculty and Principal Investigators on-line course in the Harvard Training Portal must take the course prior to the submission of new or competitive renewal proposals, the acceptance of new or competitive renewal awards, or the establishment of new at-risk accounts by OSP. 

Individuals who wish to apply for exceptional PI Rights are required to take the FAS and SEAS Update for Faculty and Principal Investigators on-line course in the Harvard Training Portal before submitting a completed PI Rights Questionnaire to their FAS divisional dean or SEAS dean for consideration.  Please be advised that a Harvard University ID (HUID) is needed to access the Harvard Training Portal.  Once the course has been successfully completed, a certificate of completion will be generated, and a copy of that certificate must accompany the PI Rights form.

 

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Gift vs. Grant

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

Getting Started

The FAS Research Administration Services Pre-Award Team assists FAS faculty and their department administrators with searching and applying for sponsored funding opportunities.  The RAS Pre-Award Team contacts for the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities divisions may be found in the Contacts section on the far-left side of this page.

For an overview of how FAS Research Administration Services is involved in the support and oversight of sponsored research in FAS and SEAS, please review the...

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Effort Reporting Policy

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.

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Cost Sharing

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

Submission Timeline

The 5-Day Policy Pilot (Effective April 1, 2019, for proposals due on or after April 8, 2019)

Please note: While the 5-Day Policy pilot period officially ended on December 31,2019, the policy continues to be in effect until further notice as RAS completes its assessment and submits its policy recommendations to FAS and university leadership for their consideration.

Proposal review and submission is a...

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