Last modified: May 14, 2018

Internal Deadlines:   Institutional Review, Approval and Submission of Proposals

Research Administration is the University’s Authorized Representative for grants, contracts and agreements related to research and sponsored projects; the RA team serves as an institutional hub and coordinates the administration of proposals and awards.

RA’s grant officers review all proposals for compliance with the funding agency’s rules and regulations as well as Northeastern’s policies.    We recognize that Investigators must manage competing demands on their time and often need to revise their research plan and proposal close to the agency’s deadline.  We are committed to the successful submission of all  applications, however, when our internal deadline is not met, Investigators assume the risk that their grant applications may not be successfully submitted by the funding agency’s deadline or may be rejected by the agency because of technical deficiencies.

Proposals received after RA’s internal deadline are also subject to administrative withdrawal by RA, if upon full institutional review, there are commitments that cannot be met or issues that cannot be resolved.

Streamline Review via ePAWS:  3 business days prior to the funding agency’s deadline please provide the abstract, budget and budget justification.  Noon the day prior to the agency deadline the final, complete application (e-submission via agency’s system or .pdf in ePAWS).

RA will guarantee an error-free submission if we receive the final, complete application for review 5 days prior to the agency’s deadline.

Please be sure to notify your grants officer as soon as you know that you’ll be responding to an FOA/RFP.