Budget Justification Checklist
The Budget Justification indicates how and why a proposed cost helps to meet the project aims. A budget that is adequately and appropriately justified is the best way to ensure a productive cost analysis by the sponsor.
Entering Preproposals in GMAS
Late Proposal Notification Form Job Aid
Office of Human Research Administration
Office of Sponsored Programs
Office of Financial Services
Office of Research Strategy and Development
- to provide catalytic and strategic support for the school’s research efforts, and to provide resources to maintain the highest research standards
- provide junior faculty with research development resources
- assist junior faculty in identifying and competing successfully for extramural funding
- support inter-departmental research collaborations
- create systems and resources that facilitate individual faculty research
- develop efficiencies in research and research management
- provide faculty input into policy/compliance efforts
Proposal Preparation FAQs
Proposal Submission Deadline Calculator
Systems & Tools
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement (COI) (PIN-enabled)
GMAS - Grants Management Application Suite
GMAS (Grants Management Applications Suite) – A university-wide, web-based system for managing sponsored funding. GMAS is used to maintain proposal, award and subcontract data, activate accounts and monitor spending and approvals. It is also an online repository for storing grant-related documents. For more help, please consult GMAS User Resources.
Registering for an NSF Account
PROPOSALS: YOU MUST HAVE AN ID to submit proposals to the NSF and conduct other award-related activities using NSF systems.
- New NSF Registration: 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 application will have to be redone using the correct Harvard University DUNS (082359691) profile.
- New Harvard Chan users; You must register using the Harvard University DUNS (082359691) and obtain the proper role (such as Pi/co-PI*)
- Existing NSF user registration Affiliated with a different Institution, including Harvard Chan: You must check to make sure the listing is Affiliated with, and has the proper role* under Harvard University DUNS (082359691) (not Harvard Chan) before submitting proposals. Once the role is granted, if given a PI/co-PI role, the investigator will need to take certain steps and input information to finish completing registration.
- Subcontracts: Both individual PIs and institutions need to be registered in Research.gov, so if you are working with a subcontractor, you should confirm that the institution and sub PIs are also properly registered.
See Register for an NSF Account to Begin Using FastLane and Research.gov to follow the step-by-step process to create a new NSF account: Remember you must register using the Harvard University DUNS (082359691).
Preparing Your Application Using ASSIST (NIH)
The Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) system is used to prepare and submit grant applications electronically to NIH and other Public Health Service agencies. Check out this step by step guide for using ASSIST.
On this page you can preview process for:
- Single-project Application
- Multi-project Application
- Navigating ASSIST Screen
WASABI – A Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health custom application designed for detailed budgeting of sponsored accounts, journal transactions and creation and approval of payroll actions. The Wasabi Basics class is required for all new SPH Wasabi users. Wasabi Hands-on Lab sessions ae also available to demonstrate features of Wasabi modules.
Please register for Wasabi class on the Harvard Training Portal. Search for "wasabi" to see a listing of all classes.
Workspace is the standard way for organizations or individuals to apply for federal grants in Grants.gov. Workspace allows a grant team to simultaneously access and edit different forms within an application. Plus, the forms can be filled out online or offline — your choice.
NSF.Research. gov is where you can Prepare & Submit NSF proposals via NSF Fastline.
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 application will have to be redone using the correct (Harvard University DUNS (082359691) profile.