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Timeline for Review

Please contact our office as soon as you have a program in mind. 

The Clemson University Policy states, all proposals seeking support from outside sponsors “must be in ready to submit format, approved by the applicable OSP Support Center to electronically route of approvals a minimum of two (2) business days in advance of the immediate sponsor deadline in or for OSP to guarantee on-time submission.” In order for our office to have the package ready for electronic routing, draft proposals and final budgets must be submitted to our office a minimum of five (5) business days before the sponsor’s published deadline. More complex proposal may require additional processing time.  Please use the matrix below to determine a more accurate internal deadline. 

Condition

Add   2 Additional Business Days

Add   3 Additional Business Days

Reason

Proposal   involves investigators outside of the PI department, but within CAAH.

Additional   time is needed to obtain signatures from multiple Department Chairs.

Proposal   involves investigators outside CAAH.

√*

Additional   time is needed to obtain signatures across colleges. Additional 3 days is a   minimum estimate.

Proposal   budget includes Cost Share or Match.

√*

Cost   Share or Match requires additional processing time and additional required   approvals.

Proposal   is to be submitted via Grants.gov.

      

Additional   time is required to complete Grants.gov package manually or via InfoEd PD.    When submitting System-to-System (PD), we will submit at least 1 day   prior to the deadline.

Proposal   is to be submitted via Fastlane.

     

Additional   time is required to upload documents into Fastlane by or on behalf of the PI.

Clemson   University is a sub-awardee to another lead institution.

     

√*

Most   lead institutions require final sub-award documentation at least one full   business day before the sponsor’s published deadline.

Proposal   includes sub-awardee institutions (with CU as lead institution).

     

Additional   processing time is needed to incorporate sub-award information into the proposal   and for communication with sub-awardees in the event that all necessary   documentation is not present.

Sponsor   requires hard copy submission (of any or all documents) via Fed Ex or UPS.

     

Proposals   submitted via Fed Ex or UPS must be shipped the day before the published   deadline in order to arrive on time.

Sponsor   requires hard copy submission (of any or all documents) via US Mail.

     

√*

Proposals   submitted via US Mail must be shipped several days before the published   deadline in order to arrive on time.

* May require more than 3 business days of additional processing time.