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Proposal Submission Timeline Reminder

January 31, 2022

In 2015, the Office of Research & Innovation adopted a proposal submission timeline policy to ensure appropriate institutional review of all outgoing research proposals.

The policy is available at:

Submission of proposals in this timeline allows:

  • sufficient time for proposal preparation and routing
  • review of institutional risk and compliance reviews
  • corrections and institutional approvals.
  • ensures that OSP is not inundated with multiple last-minute proposal reviews and allows for advance workload planning

Last-minute proposal reviews and submissions increase the likelihood of mistakes, misunderstandings, non-compliant proposals, and –worst case – late submissions.

Where there are multiple submissions due on the same day, OSP’s practice is to work on proposals under the proposal submission timeline policy, and to work on the rest of the out-of-policy submissions in the order that they are received.

We appreciate the major investment that faculty and their teams make in preparing proposals. OSP’s goal is to ensure that 100% of proposals are compliant with sponsor requirements and submitted in a timely manner. We thank you in advance for helping us meet that goal.

Please reach out to your grants program administrator with questions.