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Final "Collaborating on Grant Closeout" Information Session: Monday, 3/16!

The new Uniform Guidance, which documents updated Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit requirements for all federal awards, became effective on December 26, 2014. Federal agencies are enforcing new closeout rules, so be sure you are informed. We have already held three information sessions on the impact of these changes. The last session is scheduled for Monday, 3/16! 

Upcoming Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration and GMAS Basics Training

The next Overview of Sponsored Projects Administration is scheduled for Monday, April 20th, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm in Cambridge, Lamont Library, Forum Room. This full day session covers basic information on Harvard research administration policies, procedures, the award lifecycle, regulatory compliance, and also provides resources and contacts for future use. Those interested can register through …

Reminder: Final "Collaborating on Grant Closeout" Information Session is Rescheduled for Monday, 3/16!

Due to storm closures, the last information session on grant closeout has been rescheduled.

The new Uniform Guidance, which documents updated Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit requirements for all federal awards, became effective on December 26, 2014. Federal agencies are enforcing new closeout rules, so be sure you are informed. We have already held three information sessions on the impact of these changes. The last session is scheduled for Monday, 3/16! 

Harvard University FY14 A-133 Federal Audit Report Filed

The Harvard University FY14 A-133 Report has been filed with the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. A PDF version of the report can be found on our website. Harvard University is required to have an A-133 audit performed on an annual basis because we spend more than $500,000 per year in Federal Funding. This threshold has been increased to $750,000 under the Uniform Guidance.

NIH Updates on Uniform Guidance Implementation

Today Dr. Sally Rockey in the NIH OER office published a blog post with updates on how the NIH is implementing the new Uniform Guidance. The recently released NIH Interim Grant General Conditions, which apply to “all new and supplemental funding provided by Notices of Award issued on or after December 26, 2014,” will serve as a placeholder until an official updated Grants Policy Statement is released. Dr.

Final "Collaborating on Grant Closeout" Information Session is Rescheduled for Monday, 3/16!

Due to storm closures, the last information session on grant closeout has been rescheduled.

The new Uniform Guidance, which documents updated Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit requirements for all federal awards, became effective on December 26, 2014. Federal agencies are enforcing new closeout rules, so be sure you are informed. We have already held three information sessions on the impact of these changes. The last session is scheduled for Monday, 3/16! 

A Student’s Take on REACH: Foundations

Author: Mark O'Brien

“Great! I’ll take REACH and then I’ll know everything there is to know about sponsored research!” Most will dismiss what was my initial sentiment towards REACH: Foundations as wildly naive. Even now I laugh, as this thought’s completion swiftly met the humbling absence of certainty inherent to this field. In a realm where the answer is most often, “Well, it depends…,” a definitive solution seemingly remains undiscovered, a theme reiterated by the volunteer teachers of Foundations this past fall. Anyone ignorant to the actual scope of the award lifecycle (myself included) quickly realized the strenuous challenge of our undertaking.