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Reporting to the Executive Dean, we support the Dean and GSD faculty by providing a wide range of sponsored research services for all externally funded grant and contract proposals. All research proposals first need review and approval at the School level, then at the University level before it can be submitted to the sponsor. Our office will work with faculty to navigate Harvard’s sponsored research proposal submission process including facilitation of the required proposal review and approval process. All research proposals require final sign-off by the Executive Dean (who is the final approver on behalf of the Dean). We also work with the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) which is the central administration office responsible for sponsored programs throughout Harvard and oversees the entire lifecycle of an award, including pre-award, research finance, and sponsored financial reporting, billing and collection.

GSD Research Proposal Development Checklist (PDF)

GSD Sponsored Research Administration Overview (PDF)

Contact Us

Anne Mathew, Director of Sponsored Research Administration 617.496.1774

Nony Rai, Research Coordinator                                617.495.3583

Useful Links and Downloads

New Sponsor Approval Form (PDF)

Fringe Benefit Rates

OSP 5-day submission policy

Institutional Information Fact Sheet

Policy on Distinguishing Sponsored Awards vs Gifts

Harvard Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Research 

Participation Agreement 

Learn more about the Participation Agreement

Electronically sign the Participation Agreement (HUID required)

Intellectual Property Policy 

Conflict of Interest 

Harvard University Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy

GSD Individual Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy

Complete the on-line fCOI Form (HUID required)

Research Policies

Harvard University Research Policies and Guidelines

Consulting or Related Service Agreements Contracted Through Harvard

Policy on the Use of Harvard Names and Insignias

Provost’s Review

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