Proposal Development

Indirect Costs (F&A)

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  • Facilities and Administrative Costs (F&A) Overview
  • Current HSPH F&A Rates
  • Historical HSPH F&A Rate Agreements
  • Three Separate Federal F&A Rates
  • Components of the F&A Rates
  • Federal F&A Rate Base/Exclusions
  • Fringe Benefits Rates Overview

Facilities and Administrative Costs (F&A) Overview

These are also commonly referred to as Overhead, Indirect Costs, Indirects, or...

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Provost Criteria

NOTE: It is the Grant Manager’s/department’s responsibility to be aware of and apply the initial Provost Criteria assessment to a potential proposal and notify SPA as soon as possible of the potential need for Provost Office review. The below steps may require consultation with the School’s Dean’s Office or others prior to, during, or after Provost Office review. These additional steps shall be kept in mind and discussed with SPA

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Internal Proposal Deadlines

IMPORTANT: ALL sponsored proposals MUST be routed to and reviewed by the Harvard Chan School SPA office, whether or not the sponsor requires an institutional signature and/or allows the proposal to be submitted directly by the PI. 

Please Note: If a proposal deadline for internal review is missed, please refer to the...

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Gift vs Grant

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  • Gift versus Grant Overview
  • Gift vs. Sponsored Research Policy: Quick Reference Policy Summary
  • Gift Fund Ranges
  • Endowment Fund Ranges
  • Related Resources

Gift versus Grant Overview

A sponsored award is funded by an external (non-Harvard) source such as the federal government, foundations, and industry. Sponsored awards must be routed to the Harvard Chan School, SPA office for review and authorization....

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Non-Federal Sponsors

For non-federal sponsors, indirect costs rates, and bases for awards to Harvard within the last 5 years are available in GMAS on the “Recent overhead rates” section of each sponsor’s Organization page.

The University and the Harvard Chan School are committed to the recovery of the facilities and administrative costs incurred to support the performance of non-federal sponsored activities. For reasons of sound management and equitable stewardship of resources used in support of all sponsored activities, the...

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PI Eligibility

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  • PI Eligibility Overview
  • PI Eligibility Policy
  • Policy Document and Resources

PI Eligibilty Overview

 

PIs on research grants must have a faculty appointment or other eligible academic/research appointment at the Harvard Chan School.  The...

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Fringe Benefits Rates

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  • Fringe Benefits Overview
  • FY 2021 Fringe Benefits Rates

Fringe Benefits Overview

The fringe benefits are charged using the rate(s) listed in the Fringe Benefits Section of the Federal F&A Rate Agreement. Fringe benefits are the associated employee costs such as health plan expenses, pension plan expenses and workman's compensation expenses, among others.  The University has negotiated fringe benefit rates with its cognizant federal agency (DHHS). 

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Budget

Developing a Budget

 

A budget provides details of the expenses necessary to complete the proposed work in the research plan.  Carefully read the sponsor guidelines, Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), and/or the Request For Proposal (RFP) when putting together a budget, as each sponsor has their own set of budgetary requirements and templates.  Note: Whether a sponsor requires a formal budget or not, Harvard Chan School requires that an internal excel budget and...

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Systems and Forms

REGISTERING FOR A NEW NSF ACCOUNT: To register for a new NSF account you must register using the Harvard University DUNS (082359691). Even though the Harvard Chan School is listed as a potential organization, the School's profile is no longer in use: Therefore, the SPA Office will not have access to the proposal and will not be able to submit. The proposal... Read more about Systems and Forms

Proposal Development

IMPORTANT: ALL sponsored proposals MUST be routed to and reviewed by the Harvard Chan School SPA office, whether or not the sponsor requires an institutional signature and/or allows the proposal to be submitted directly by the PI.  

Proposal development involves the preparation, review, and submission of a grant application. Important factors to consider BEFORE preparing a proposal...

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