New 5-Day Policy Exception Request Form for University Area Proposal Submissions

In exciting news, starting on April 1st, the process to request an exception to the University Area 5 Day Submission Policy will be changed. Instead of email, all requests will be submitted through a simple online form. No further action is required after submitting the form.

The form is available directly from the OSP website or by visiting this link:

Upcoming OBI Training Opportunities


OBI Grants Financial Dashboard Webex

Date and Location: February 9th, Cambridge 1033 Mass Ave, 5th Floor, Room 559 and Online Webex

Description: This Webex will focus on the use and applicability of the Grants Financial dashboard for monitoring financial information on sponsored accounts. Join us to explore this dashboard and address your questions.

Upcoming Training Opportunity, ecrt BasicsTraining


Date/Location: Friday January 27th, 2017 Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library, Room L-025

Description: This course will introduce department administrators to effort reporting and the electronic effort reporting and certification system (ecrt), which allows Principal Investigators and Faculty to certify their effort on federally-sponsored projects.  This course will cover the following: 

Internal OSP FY 2016 Annual Report Now Available

The Harvard Office for Sponsored Programs FY 2016 Annual Report is now available to Harvard staff and affiliates here through HarvardKey login. The report, which is developed for internal purposes, provides a summary of the FY 16 sponsored research results. Please feel free to use the data for internal purposes, and if you want further information for your Harvard school or department please contact