Tips and Tools
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.
Please see the GMAS support site for job aids, user resources, FAQs and more.
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
Other University Training Resources
- FAS Research Administration Training
- RAS Fridays
- Harvard Chan School Research Administration (HCSRA)
- HMS Office of Research Administration
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