Research Projects

Deadlines

All direct federal proposals must adhere to a two-tier internal deadline structure. All final internal documents and the application package (including the final non-science documents) are due to Sponsored Programs no later than 7 a.m., 1 week (7 calendar days) prior to the sponsor deadline. If applicable, the application package must be completed in the appropriate submission system (Fastlane, Research.gov, NIH ASSIST or Grants.gov Workspace). All final science-related documents (e.g. Project Summary, Project Description/Narrative, Bibliography &/or References Cited, Specific Aims, and Research Strategy) are due to Sponsored Programs no later than 7 a.m. the day of the sponsor deadline. All non-federal proposals must adhere to the deadline chart below.

Internal Proposal Submission Deadline Chart
  Your proposal submission is due to the sponsor: Your complete proposal is due to Sponsored Programs prior to:
Monday before 1 p.m.
between 1–4 p.m.
after 4 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m.
Thursday 4 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.
Tuesday before 1 p.m.
between 1–4 p.m.
after 4 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m.
Monday 7 a.m.
Wednesday before 1 p.m.
between 1–4 p.m.
after 4 p.m.
Monday 1 p.m.
Monday 4 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday before 1 p.m.
between 1–4 p.m.
after 4 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m.
Tuesday 4 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m.
Friday before 1 p.m.
between 1–4 p.m.
after 4 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m.
Wednesday 4 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.

All times shown are Eastern

Note:  If the sponsor requires a hard copy submission, the proposal is due to Sponsored Programs one day earlier than indicated on the chart above (e.g. proposals due internally on Monday at 7 a.m. will be due the preceding Friday by 7 a.m.; proposals due internally on Wednesday by 1 p.m. will be due Tuesday by 1 p.m.)

Other Deadlines to Consider

Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

  • Allow a minimum of an additional two weeks for IRB review
  • Submissions requiring IRB full board review must be determined to be ready for review by the Compliance, Integrity, and Safety office no later than August 10, 2018 at noon.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

In reviewing an application, the committee evaluates

  • proposed housing procedures,
  • the health of the animals,
  • provisions for proper veterinary care,
  • measures taken to minimize the number of animals required to produce valid results and any potential pain or discomfort, and
  • the training and experience of the personnel using and caring for the animals.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Under NIH guidelines, the IBC is responsible for reviewing research involving recombinant DNA molecules conducted under the aegis of Michigan Technological University.