FAS Research Administration Services

Education and Outreach for Sponsored Research Administrators


FASTRAC- FAS Temporary Research Administration Consulting

FASTRAC is a service that provides direct support to FAS departments and centers by filling short-term research administration vacancies with experienced and highly functioning grant administrators. As time permits, FASTRAC also helps departments and faculty with targeted pre- and post-award projects and assists with the on-boarding of new staff. FASTRAC is to sponsored administration what the FAS Administrative Systems Assistance Program (ASAP) is to FAS finance. Click here for more information on FASTRAC.

Sponsored Administration Workshops

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Administration Services (FAS RAS) and the University-wide Research Administration Training Team (URATT) offer workshops on an ongoing basis. Click here to learn more.

RAS (Research Administration Services) Monthly Meetings ("RAS Fridays")

These monthly meetings for departmental sponsored award managers are designed to be a forum for discussing issues in research administration, highlighting new policies and procedures, and disseminating research administration best practices. Sign up to be notified of future RAS Fridays by clicking here.


FAS Research Administration Services (FAS RAS) and the Harvard Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) disseminates timely research administration information and information about upcoming meetings and workshops via listservs, blogs, and other social media. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Job Aids and Workbooks

These workbooks and templates are designed to assist research administrators with daily grants management administrative tasks.

Other Sponsored Administration Learning Opportunities

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[Last modified: 08/27/12 ]

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