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 can be found below. Once these factors have addressed follow the steps in the sponsor's Funding Opportunity Announcement for preparing the application. The Harvard Chan School Research Administration Proposal Checklist is a reference tool that can be used for when preparing proposals.
Use the Proposal Submission Deadline Calculator to ensure that you meet required deadlines for submitting to SPA. If these deadlines are not met see the Late Proposal Notification Policy, Late Proposal Notification Form, and SPA Review of Late Proposals (Expedited Review).
To request an eRA Commons account affiliated with the Harvard Chan School, please submit an HSPH NIH eRA Commons Account Request.