Let’s taco bout the arrival of ORA’s new proposal procedures
Department / Organization: ORA
Beginning May 1st, ORA has adopted new proposal procedures with extra notification time required for upcoming proposals.
Beginning May 1st, ORA has adopted new proposal submission procedures with extra notification time required for your upcoming proposals. Our goal is to facilitate stronger collaboration between ORA, PIs, sponsors, and partner institutions in an ever-changing research landscape that includes more proposals being submitted than ever before, shorter lead time from sponsors, and new federal requirements from multiple agencies. This extra time will help us ensure the successful submission of every Mines proposal.
Standard proposals (single investigator, basic NSF, industry, Foundations) previously required a minimum notification window of 5 business days. Notification time has now changed to require a minimum of 7 business days (ideally 2 weeks).
Non-Standard/more complex proposals (subrecipients, cost share, involving a national lab) previously required a minimum notification window of 10 business days. They now require a minimum of 12 business days (ideally 4 weeks) notice.
Late notifications still require Department Head approval before contacting ORA. Be sure to notify your Analyst early and start working on your upcoming submissions now! If proposal notification is received 2 business days or less prior to the sponsor’s deadline, the proposal will be returned to the faculty member for submission in a future competition.
Please visit ORA’s website or contact your Proposal Analyst for more information on how new proposal submission procedures impact you.