Guidance for Proposals Due Over Winter Closure 2021

Nov. 29, 2021

University of Arizona
Below please find guidance from Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) for proposals that are due over the winter closure.
In accordance with University Winter Closure and scheduled Federal Holidays, Sponsored Projects Services will be closed Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 and reopen Monday, January 3rd, 2022. Please review the SPS schedule below to plan for proposals due from December 23rd, 2021 thru January 3rd, 2022. Please check with your individual college and department Research Administration team for additional timeline requirements.

Sponsor Deadline

Received by Preaward Services by 8 a.m.

December 23rd, 2021 – January 3rd, 2022

Friday, December 17th

January 4th, 2022*

Tuesday, December 21st

January 5th, 2022*

Wednesday, December 22nd

*If you would like your proposals due January 4th, 2022 – January 5th, 2022 submitted before Winter Closure please route to Preaward Services by Friday, December 17th, 2021 and include the request to submit prior to closure in the Notes.
Please be advised that the Three-Day Deadline is in place to ensure Preaward 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 SPS Preaward Services ( or 520-626-6000) as early as possible should any issues arise to enable us to discuss possible solutions.
As a reminder, the Kuali update will occur on the heels of returning from Winter Closure. Please see more information on the timelines and training resources on the Kuali Research Upgrade webpage.