Other Training Resources

Tips and Tools 


OSP Glossary

Basic Sponsored Administration Training Guidelines

Click here to view the basic training offerings that a Research Administrator at Harvard should take. 

OMB Uniform Guidance

Please see the Uniform Guidance page on this website for more information and materials.

Using GMAS

Please see the GMAS support site for job aids, user resources, FAQs and more.


Cost Transfer Calculator 
Monthly Reporting for Grants Management 
Quarterly Reporting for Grants Management 

Budgets and Templates

Budget Justification Job Aid 
Simple Budget Template 
Current Budget Template 
Budget Projection Template 
Federal Budget w/Vacation Assessment 
Federal Budget - Personnel Only 
Non-Federal Budget w/Vacation Assessment 
Non-Federal Budget - NO Vacation Assessment 
Vacation Fringe Budget in Loaded Rate Format 
Template for Vacation Assessment - for Schools and Departments 
Percent Effort to # Months Conversion Table 
AFOSR Budget Presentation - for more information contact Marrybell Ramos

Service Center Training

Service Center Training 

Other University Training Resources

External Training Resources

Learning opportunities are also available outside of Harvard. Below are some organizations that offer conferences, discussion groups and classes on research administration. This is also a great way to network with colleagues from other institutions, share experiences and best practices.

Emmanuel College offers four part-time academic programs in Research Administration:

1. Graduate Certificate in Research Administration (Boston campus)
The Graduate Certificate in Research Administration (one year part-time) is an academic opportunity for professionals currently working or interested in working in an academic or non-profit research environment. The specialized certificate is an innovative program that addresses critical knowledge areas for research administrators including finance and accounting, compliance, legal issues and organizational behavior.

2. Graduate Certificate in Research Administration (Online)

3. Master of Science in Management with specialization in Research Administration (Boston campus)
The Master of Science in Management with specialization in Research Administration (two years part-time) allows sponsored research professionals to combine critical learning in the field of research administration with the management knowledge and business skills required to be a successful professional.

4. Master of Science in Management with specialization in Research Administration (Online)
Visit Emmanuel’s website for more information on curriculum, faculty, and upcoming information sessions.

Other external learning opportunities:

National Council for University Research Administrators (NCURA) 
Seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Research Administrators Discussion Group (RADG) 
Focused quarterly discussions in Boston on current research administration topics.

Society for Research Administrators (SRA) 
Seminars, workshops and conferences