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.
Assistant Dean for Research Administration
Research Programs Administrator
Useful Links and Downloads
Conflict of Interest
Outside Activities and Interests Reporting (OAIR)
(Replacing fCOI reporting system)
(Register for bi-weekly intro sessions, live support, training and resources)
COVID-19 Updated Information Regarding Sponsored Research
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