An additional question now appears in the “Other school info” section for Initial, Competing Renewal, Continuation, and Supplement Requests in GMAS. The question reads, “Does this request fall under the criteria for the HMS Efficiency Project (EP)?” It is the first question within the section. (See screenshot below).
If your department is not listed here, the answer to this question should always be “No."
- Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP),
- Cell Biology,
- Microbiology and Immunobiology (MBIB),
- Systems Biology
The question is intended to capture the number of requests submitted by authorized officials in the departments identified above. If you are in one of these departments, and are not sure whether a particular request meets the EP criteria, please review the approved list of pre-award and post-award actions http://hlcra.harvard.edu/HMS_EP or contact your SPA pre-award officer.