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.

Contact Us

Anne Mathew
Assistant Dean for Research Administration
(617) 496-1774

Useful Links and Downloads

GSD Research Proposal Development Checklist (PDF)

GSD Sponsored Research Administration Overview (PDF)

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 

Guide to the Foundation Directory Online

Guide to the COS Pivot Funding Database

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 (PDF)

Outside Activities and Interests Reporting (OAIR)
(Replacing fCOI reporting system)

OAIR Support
(Register for bi-weekly intro sessions, live support, training and resources)

Research Policies

Harvard University Research Policies and Guidelines

International Research Project Planning Guidelines

Consulting or Related Service Agreements Contracted Through Harvard

Policy on the Use of Harvard Names and Insignias

Provost’s Review

COVID-19 Updated Information Regarding Sponsored Research

From the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, March 26, 2020

Unprecedented flexibilities are being provided for awardees and applicants. Realizing that information is cumbersome and overwhelming, we have compiled the following relevant resources:

We suggest that you visit appropriate funding institution websites regularly and reach out to contacts within your School who can provide support and help triage questions. The University’s Office of Sponsored Programs, the HMS Office of Research Administration, and the SPH Office of Research Administration are also posting relevant information on our websites.

For specific questions regarding GSD research projects, contact Anne Mathew