A new policy for proposal submission is being implemented by UMBC’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).
As of August 1, 2019, OSP will require that proposals be received, in a ready-to-submit state, 3 days in advance of the proposal submission deadline.
In addition, on each day at 8am, OSP will review all proposals that are due that day. If a proposal is not in a ready-to-submit state by 8am on the day it is due, OSP will not send it forward.
Please make note that there is no grace period, and no exceptions will be made.
The Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR) supports UMBC social science faculty and graduate students by providing researchers with pre-award and post-grant management assistance.
In order to meet the requirements of this new policy, MIPAR must have a PI’s fully completed proposal no later than five days prior to the submission deadline. This includes any documents needed for subawards. More time may be required if the proposal is large or complex.
Please contact MIPAR as soon as you begin to consider preparing a proposal, so that MIPAR staff can help you establish and meet a feasible timeline.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact MIPAR:
Deb Geare, Associate Director
Carolyn Flowers, Business Manager