Office of Research Administration

SEAS research administration provides pre- and post-award management by assisting SEAS principal investigators with award submission, grant administration, and reporting.

Services include:

  • project development, budget preparation, proposal review and submission 
  • interpretation of university and sponsor policies
  • acting as the liaison to the Harvard University Office for Sponsored Programs (HU-OSP) and other University offices responsible for sponsored projects approvals and negotiations 
  • pre-to-post award transition planning and support
  • expense approvals
  • funding projections and balances
  • account closeouts and final financial reports

Our goal is to provide exceptional support for investigators at the pre-award stage in creating timely, accurate, and well-developed proposals to a variety of funding sources that support research and other sponsored projects; and at the post-award stage by providing financial projections and strategy advice on proper use of funds while ensuring the adherence to all applicable federal, sponsor, and University guidelines and working with colleagues in SEAS and the University to answer questions as they arise during the course of an award.

Principal Investigators are supported by Research Portfolio Managers (RPMs), the Assistant/Associate Directors of Research Administration and Finance (ADRAF) and the Assistant Director of Research Administration Systems and Training (ADRAST).  Click here for a list of PIs and the research administration staff who support them.

SEAS research administration is fully supported by the Research Administration Services at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS RAS).

Where to find us

Senior Director of Research Administrator

Pamela Baker-Webber

Pierce Hall 211A, 29 Oxford St, Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 495-1634

Associate/Assistant Directors

Associate Director of Research Administration and Finance

Rady Rogers

Science and Engineering Complex, Room 1.311
150 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 496-4952

Assistant Directors of Research Administration and Finance

Asma Sharif

Science and Engineering Complex 4.221
150 Western Avenue
Allston MA 02134
(617) 495-9189

Olga Kolas

Cruft Lab 301
19 Oxford St
Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 496-7498

Kate Roman

Pierce Hall 223
29 Oxford St
Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 496-0822 

Assistant Director of Research Administration Systems and Training

Ashley Bens

150 Western Ave
Room 2.405
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 496-8468

Research Portfolio Managers

For a full list of Research Portfolio Managers (RPMs) please view our People page.