Proposal Deadline Policy

The Office of Research Administration is the sole institutional entity with authority to submit proposals for sponsored projects to external funding agencies. As such, ORA is responsible for assuring that these proposals are consistent with sponsor requirements; with federal, state and local laws and regulations; and with Brandeis' academic and fiscal policies.

In order to fulfill this responsibility, the office requires sufficient time to review and approve proposals prior to submission.

Proposal activity through ORA has increased dramatically over the past three years. In addition, most sponsors have implemented a variety of electronic submission systems that reduce the time flexibility that was previously available.

For these reasons, we implemented the following deadline policy for all proposals, effective Jan. 4, 2010.