Proposal Submission Timeline

Proposals are due on specific dates as determined by the sponsoring agency. Sponsors will not consider late proposals. It is essential that investigators plan well in advance to allow ample time for a detailed proposal review (full review) and the required routing process, as well as time to meet the sponsoring agency’s deadlines. 

The Proposal Submission Policy (including timeline) [pdf] guides you through planning, preparation (including requirements for budgets, letters of intent, and subaward documents), the on-campus institutional review (routing) process, and proposal submission.

Proposal Submission Milestones 

10 Business Days – or 5 Business Days – or 2 Business Days
● Completed internal SJSURF PRAF
● Notice on intent to submit proposal
● Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Link
● All Administrative documents; Research Plan may be in draft
All documents, including Research Strategy, in Final, Ready-to-Submit OSP may not have the bandwidth to submit. Rush applications do not “move to the top”. On-Time submissions take priority.


For complete timeline details, review the Proposal Submission Policy in its entirety. 

For assistance or additional information on the planning, developing, or the submitting phase, please contact us.

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