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Updated Harvard International Travel & Reimbursement Guidance

Dear Colleagues,

Please review the latest Harvard International Travel & Reimbursement Guidance. In short:

  • Travelers booking tickets through a Harvard preferred agency (Egencia, Travel Collaborative, BCD Travel, or Milne Travel) are automatically registered with International SOS and the agency receipt will serve as proof of registration. As long as this receipt is attached to the reimbursement, no further documentation is required.
     
  • Travelers booking tickets through the airline directly or using other, non-preferred agencies,...
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Harvard Sponsored Role is the new term for POIs

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to make you aware of new terminology for “Person of Interest” (POI). All references to POI have been updated to “Harvard Sponsored Role”. Please note that this term refers to individuals with temporary access to Harvard systems and resources for administrative or scholarly purposes. The term sponsored in this context means the individual with temporary access is supported by an individual at Harvard who approves their access to systems and resources. This terminology is unrelated to sponsored activities occurring at Harvard....

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European Commission/Horizon Europe Upcoming Proposal Deadlines: ERC Synergy Grants

Dear Research Administrators,

European Research Council has released its funding opportunity for Synergy Grants 2023, due November 8, 2022, at 17:00 Brussels time (due on October 31, 2022, for school-level and Harvard Global review). This is the only ERC funding mechanism that allows one of the PIs to be based at a US host institution. All ERC Synergy Principal Investigators,...

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NSF Programs to Stop Accepting Proposals via FastLane Website

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the message below from the National Science Foundation (NSF) regarding proposal submissions in FastLane.

The FastLane website (fastlane.nsf.gov) is scheduled to be removed as a submission option for NSF funding opportunities in January 2023. Some programs in NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate have already stopped accepting proposals through FastLane, and others will stop accepting them over the remainder of...

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

 

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to let you know about some upcoming training opportunities. Please see below for session details and how to register.

ECRT Basics Training

Date/Time/Format: September 7th, 2022 / 1:00pm-2:30pm / Live Virtual Training

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...

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New Participant Support Costs FAQs

Participant Support Costs Guidance, recently released in March 2022, now has an additional resource! The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) consists of 13 questions and answers and addresses topics such as prior approval requirements, account set-up, and specific supply purchases. If you are proposing an award with participant support costs or manage an award with participant support costs, please take a few minutes to review our Participant Support Costs Guidance and the...

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (formerly Individual Fellowships) Proposals Due to Harvard’s Office for Sponsored Programs on September 6, 2022

Proposals for the next call for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) under Horizon Europe are due at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Please note that this means proposals are due to OSP/SPA/ORA at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Specific information about the call can be found on the...

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Updated Guidance Regarding Participation Agreements and Visitor Participation Agreements

OVPR and OTD have issued updated guidance regarding Participation Agreements (PA) and Visitor Participation Agreements (VPA) as they relate to researchers who have left or will be leaving the University. Specifically, the guidance clarifies that such individuals continue to be subject to the provisions of their signed PA/VPA whenever they use Harvard-administered resources in their research or participate in an activity that is covered by an agreement between the University and...

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Reminder - Upcoming Training Opportunity Today

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to remind you about the upcoming training opportunity today. Please see below for session details and how to register.

Financial Award Management II: Analyzing Cost Principles

Date/Time/Format: July 11th, 2022 /1:30pm- 3:30pm / Live Virtual Training

Description: This course incorporates activities and case studies to help participants think through complex questions regarding allowability of costs on federal awards and how non-compliance with cost... Read more about Reminder - Upcoming Training Opportunity Today

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