Internal Deadlines

To reduce the risk of a proposal missing the sponsor’s deadline or being withdrawn for non-responsiveness, the following internal deadlines are in effect:

Departments notify SPAdmin of their plan to submit a proposal at least two weeks before the sponsor’s deadline.

Complete proposals are due to SPAdmin at least three whole business days before the sponsor’s deadline.

For example, if your proposal must be received by the sponsor at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, then it is due to SPAdmin by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Additional Time Required

If your proposal meets any of the following special criteria, then please allow additional time:


When notifying SPAdmin of your intent to submit a proposal the following information at minimum is needed:

Complete Proposals (due three days prior to submission deadline) include:


To maximize the amount of time investigators can work on their narratives, the following documents can be submitted in draft form, with the final version due one day before the sponsor’s deadline:

Please Note:

Frequently Asked Questions: