Guidance for Proposals Due Over Winter Closure

Please see the below message from Sponsored Projects and Contracting Services :


Good morning Research Community and Happy December!


In accordance with University Winter Closure and scheduled Federal Holidays, Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services (SPCS) will be closed from Thursday, December 23rd, 2020 and reopen Monday, January 4th, 2021. Please review the schedule below to plan for proposals due from December 23rd, 2020 thru January 3rd, 2021.


Sponsor Deadline

Received by Proposal Services

December 23rd, 2020 – January 1st, 2020

Friday, December 18th

January 4th, 2021*

Monday, December 21st  

January 5th, 2021*

Tuesday, December 22nd  


*To submit proposals due January 4th, 2021 – January 5th, 2021 before winter closure please route to Proposal Services by Friday, December 18th, 2020.


Please be advised that the Three-Day Deadline is in place to ensure Proposal Services has adequate time to review and address any issues that might arise upon review of the proposal.  Please note the three day deadline requires three full business days before the sponsor deadline and the proposal must be in its final form.


Tips for successful routing:


  • If an Investigator intends to be on travel status while their proposal is routing, please ensure that the VPN and NetID+ are set up and tested/available for use during that travel.
  • Investigators can print out a list of NetID+ one-time use codes in advance if they will be unable to receive push notifications or generate codes during their travels.
  • If Co-Investigators or other Key Personnel are included in routing, please follow up with them to ensure that routing is not held up while the proposal sits in their action list for approval.
  • Please contact SPCS Proposal Services ( or 626-6000) as early as possible should any issues arise to enable us to discuss possible solutions.


Thank you for partnership over the last few months while we all acquaint ourselves to the new normal we all find ourselves in.


From all of us in Proposal Services, we wish you a safe and happy holiday.


Kind Regards,


Rachel Rice

Manager, Proposal Services

Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services

Published Date: 

12/21/2020 - 12:05
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