DRA must receive proposals that have been fully approved by departments and college in Cayuse SP as well as all final documents for submission to the sponsor by 9 a.m. five business days before either the sponsor deadline or the date the PI wishes to submit, whichever is earlier.
If proposal submission is through an online portal (e.g. Fastlane, Grants.gov Workspace, NSPIRES, etc.) all final documents must be uploaded and access granted to DRA staff by 9 a.m. five business days before either the sponsor deadline or the date the PI wishes to submit, whichever is earlier.
Proposals that do not meet the five-business-day deadline will be reviewed to the extent time allows. Late proposals will be reviewed as time permits, with priority given to proposals received on time. If there is insufficient time for a complete review of the proposal, the PI will be responsible for actions taken by the sponsor for non-compliance. PIs who submit proposals that do not meet the guidelines described above should also expect delays in award acceptance and/or account set-up.
If a PI consistently submits proposals to DRA that do not meet the guidelines described above, DRA reserves the right to decline to process any late proposals submitted by that PI. The PI, their department head, and their dean will be notified should DRA choose to exercise this right.
Exceptions to the Above
In some cases unique circumstances arise, e.g. sponsors provide funding opportunities with unusually quick turn-around times, i.e. from RFP issuance to proposal deadline (e.g. seven-day turnaround times). In such cases, the PI may petition DRA for an exception to the five-business-day rule described above.