The Finance Office assists in processing new gifts and grants to GSD. Like other Harvard schools, GSD is dependent on gifts and grants, and has a fiduciary responsibility to the donors and sponsors to spend funds in accordance with the fund terms, which requires that monies be carefully tracked in Harvard's fund accounting system.
Gift and Endowment Funds
New Fund Process and Form (Excel)
Design Studio and Program Support
Most external financial support for GSD Design Studios, Exhibitions, and other Programs is processed as gifts. In order to document and monitor these funds, GSD has created the following forms.
Harvard's Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) processes all sponsored research grants. For information about the grant submission process, please contact, Anne Mathew, Director of Research Administration (617) 496-1774.
Grants typically have an indirect cost line item in the budget to cover administrative expenses. The link below provides information and current rates for federal grants. For these purposes, GSD is part of the University area. Non-federal indirect cost rates are a minimum of 20% on non-federal grants.
The fringe benefit rate schedule in the link below applies to all GSD grants, both federal and non-federal.