This is to provide clarity regarding entering proposal deadlines in RAS for the following scenarios:
When there is no proposal deadline: please enter a deadline at least five business days from the date of route in order to not depress your unit’s metric of 5-day rule compliance. Pre-Award will still keep the processing time of 1-2 days to review the proposal.
When Tufts University is a subcontract on a proposal: the deadline to use is the prime sponsor deadline (i.e. when the proposal needs to be submitted from Tufts) not the originating sponsor deadline. The need for a proposal addendum should be determined against the prime sponsor deadline.