The Sponsored Programs Office has extended the two-tier internal deadline structure pilot for all NIH and NSF opportunities in October 2017.
Once again, this pilot will include a staggered, two-tier internal deadline structure for the submission of the final internal and external documents related to any NIH and NSF opportunities. All final internal documents and the application package (completed in NIH ASSIST or NSF FastLane) will be due to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7:00 a.m., 1 week (7 calendar days) prior to the sponsor deadline. However, not all of the science documents in the application package needs to be final at this point and the application package does not need to include the completed budget forms. All final science related documents will be due to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of the sponsor deadline. Once received, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will upload the final documents into the application package. This later deadline will provide valuable time for the PI/researcher to focus on the science aspects of the proposal.
Once the Sponsored Programs Office receives the internal documents and the application package, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will enter the approved budget into the applicable application package….the PI/researcher will not need to complete this task.
The specific science related documents for each application package will be identified and communicated to the respective Principal Investigators once the intent to submit is known.
Feel free to contact the Sponsored Programs Office at 487-2226 if you have any questions.