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Dear Colleagues,

This is to provide clarity regarding entering proposal deadlines in RAS for the following scenarios:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

With regard to the proposal addendum, please note that the 5-day rule for institutional review process applies to Pre-Proposals that need Pre-Award review (see the policy here: Therefore, the proposal routing addendum is needed for late Pre-Proposals.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Best regards,

Zoya Davis-Hamilton, Ed.D., CRA
Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration & Development
Office of the Vice Provost for Research