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Now Available: Faculty Disclosure Resources

Recently federal funding agencies and congressional committees have expressed concerns regarding certain activities that threaten the integrity of the U.S. research enterprise. In response, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has collected and collated updated guidance for Harvard Researchers in addressing faculty disclosure and intellectual property protection. This information, along with a set of FAQs, can be found on the OVPR website at https://... Read more about Now Available: Faculty Disclosure Resources

August Training Opportunities

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to remind you about the upcoming training opportunities taking place in August. Please see below for session details and how to register.

REACH Foundations 101 application cycle open July 22nd – August 9th for the Fall 2019 cohort

Date: Applications are due Friday August 9th, 2019 (application cycle will be open Monday, July 16th)
Time and Location: Please visit the...

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Proposals Due September 11, 2019

Proposals for the next call for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) under Horizon 2020 are due at 11am EST on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Please note that this means proposals are due to OSP/SPA/ORA at 11am EST on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Specific information about the call can be found on the European Commission...

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SRA Live Webinar: The False Claims Act and Guidance for All Institutions

Date / Time / Location Wednesday, July 24, 2019 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm Cambridge, 1414 Massachusetts Ave, 5th

Description: The False Claims Act (FCA) provides for treble damages plus penalties and is the principal enforcement mechanism used by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue civil fraud perpetrated against the government. This webinar provides an overview and introduction to the FCA, as well as information that will help...

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Upcoming Training Opportunities July 2019

Dear Research Administrators,

We wanted to take a moment to let you know about the upcoming training opportunities taking place in July. Please see below for session details and how to register.

REACH Foundations 101 application cycle open July 22nd – August 9th for the Fall 2019 cohort

Date: Applications are due Friday August 9th, 2019 (application cycle will be open Monday, July 16th)
Time and Location: Please visit the...

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Fringe Benefit Language for Budget Justification

Update on Fringe Benefit Rates for Proposals:

During the interim period while we await the official DHHS/CAS FY20 F&A/Fringe Benefit rate letter, there may be proposals that require a copy of the letter or the date of the letter.  In those circumstances, please us the following language:

“The fringe rates have been negotiated with DHHS/CAS, and they have instructed Harvard to use these rates pending the official rate letter.” 

We anticipate getting the signed agreement by the end of the month. If you have any questions, please...

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Now Available in Research.gov: Support for Collaborative Proposals with Subawards and New SPO/AOR Email Notification

NSF has implemented several enhancements to their Grants Management site.

  • Prepare and submit full, research collaborative proposal with subawards
  • Modernizing Proposal Preparation and Submission
  • Faster document uploads
  • New email notification functionality

Click here to go directly to the NSF...

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FY2020 Fringe Benefits Rates Information Now Updated on OSP Website

The OSP website has now been updated with fringe benefits rates for FY2020. Please use these rates for outgoing proposals. The updated federal F&A rate agreements will be posted when received later this summer, but we have approval to start using these rates in proposals now.

If you have any questions, please contact Judith Ryan, Director of Cost Analysis.

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