The 5-Day Policy Pilot (Effective April 1, 2019, for proposals due on or after April 8, 2019)
Please note: While the 5-Day Policy pilot period officially ended on December 31,2019, the policy continues to be in effect until further notice as RAS completes its assessment and submits its policy recommendations to FAS and university leadership for their consideration.
Proposal review and submission is a collaborative process between the Office for Sponsored Program (OSP), FAS Research Administration Services (RAS) and the Department / Principal Investigator (PI). RAS and OSP have worked with the FAS Faculty standing Committee on Research Policy (CRP) to develop an alternative to the current proposal submission policy (i.e. “Five Day Rule”). The CRP has recommended the implementation of a revised proposal submission policy that would provide additional time for faculty to finalize the proposal’s statement of work, provide a more restrictive policy on exceptions, and strictly prohibit the submission of proposals provided to OSP within a day of a sponsor’s deadline. The new proposal submission process will be tested as a nine-month pilot project starting in April 2019. This pilot does not impact OSP’s Proposal Review Process or the Provostial Review Criteria.
Policy During the Pilot Period