OEB Sponsored Research

FAS policies require that all sponsored research proposals be reviewed and approved by the PI's department, the Dean, and the Office for Sponsored Research at Central Administration before submission to any federal or private sponsor. OEB administration assists its researchers in shepherding their proposals through this process.

Procedures for Department Members

1) Contact your unit's financial officer to review your budget and budget justification.

2) The final proposal should be submitted for review at least 3 business days before the actual due date. OEB manages departmental approval and FAS approval, and then it secures the approvals necessary from Harvard's Office for Sponsored Research (OSR). This process can take up to 3 business days. Special attention should be paid to this deadline if the proposal has subcontracts, non-standard overhead, or is over $1 million, in which case it must be reviewed by the FAS Dean's office.