Established as Harvard Global Research and Support Services, Inc., you may also hear us referred to as "Harvard Global" or "HG." Although based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we also operate overseas entities on behalf of several Harvard Schools, centers, and departments.

Our mission is to provide common administrative structures, processes, and tools to support the University’s international research projects, programs, and offices. As a standalone nonprofit and Harvard University affiliate, we offer the best of both worlds for receiving and managing gifts and grants, employing and paying individuals, and managing entities and office space abroad.

Our promise:

  • Faculty and administrators control academic and programmatic activities.
  • We manage overseas compliance and administrative operations, including banking, currency conversion, tax withholding, and payments to vendors and individuals.
  • Our financial and HR systems integrate with Harvard University's and require minimal changes to existing business processes.
  • We provide excellent customer service to meet faculty, administrator, and employee needs.
  • We stay current and compliant with each country’s requirements so you don’t have to worry about them.

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Corporate Information & Harvard Affiliation

Founded in February 2012 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College (P&F), Harvard Global Research and Support Services, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation in the US under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with principal offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We're affiliated with Harvard Global Support Services (GSS) and partner with Harvard University's Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.

Our service offerings are managed by our officers and staff, with assistance from contracted service providers. We also contract with Harvard University for certain administrative services, for client relations support from GSS, for grants management from the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), for gift administration with Alumni and Development Services (ADS), and to participate in Harvard University benefits and retirement plans.

The sole Member of Harvard Global is the Provost of Harvard University. The Provost appoints the Board of Directors.

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