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About
PRE

Central Pre-Award

Central Pre-Award provides mandatory review, approval and submission for sponsored funding.

Central Pre-Award is a sub function overseen by the office Research Administration & Development and is the only entity authorized by Tufts to sign proposal for sponsored projects and accept awards on their behalf.

Processing Times

  • Proposal Review
    • 48 hours (or 2 business days)
  • Processing new awards that do not require negotiation
    • 48 hours (or 2 business days)
  • Email inquiries
    • 24 hours (next business day)
  • Updates on work that is in process
    • usually once a week
  • Contract reviews - Vanilla
    • 72 hours (or 3 business days)
  • Contract/incoming subcontract reviews – Complex (requiring multiple sign off i.e. TTIC/General Counsel, or federal, or exceptions)
    • Movement within 5 business days (assumption multiple moves required)
    • PI should get updates once a week
  • Incoming subcontract contracts - Vanilla
    • 72 hours (or 3 business days)
  • Outgoing subcontracts - Vanilla
    • 5 business days to develop
    • Inquiries to sub once a week if not returned
  • Outgoing subcontracts - Complex
    • 2 weeks to develop
    • Inquiries to sub once every 2 weeks

Related Functions

RAD

Research Administration & Development

Research Administration & Development

Research Administration & Development (RAD) helps investigators to pursue their research and scholarship goals, providing expertise and support throughout the Award Lifecycle.
LRA

Local Research Administration

Local Research Administration

Local Research Administration (LRA) provides support within the schools and centers at Tufts.
DEV

Research Development

Research Development

Research Development supports grantsmanship, funding, and proposal development.
POST

Central Post-Award

Central Post-Award

Post-Award provides financial oversight of all sponsored award activities from set up to closeout, and is part of of the Finance Division, office of the Controller.