2020-21 Research Administration Services (RAS) Winter Break Proposal Deadlines

See the memo from Maria Zuber

MIT will celebrate an extended winter break from December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021. The table below outlines the MIT Research Administration Services (RAS) deadlines for proposals with sponsor due dates during this period and immediately thereafter.

MIT Deans and the Vice President for Research will not consider waivers for late proposal submissions to RAS during the period from December 23, 2020 – January 4, 2021. On January 4, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Principal Investigators may submit an updated statement of work (SOW) for a proposal previously submitted and due to the sponsor on January 5 - 6, 2021. However, updates to the technical sections are at the PI’s own risk; RAS will not re-review this text. 

Revised Proposal Deadlines

Sponsor Deadline MIT RAS Deadline Waiver considerations

December 23 -
January 1

December 17, 9 a.m.

No waivers granted

January 2 –
January 4 

December 18, 9 a.m.
Accepting revised SOWs only
January 4, by 12 noon

No waivers granted

January 5

December 21, 9 a.m.
Accepting revised SOWs only
January 4, by 12 noon

No waivers granted

January 6

December 22, 9 a.m.

Waivers considered by Deans

January 7 –
January 8

January 5, 9 a.m.

Waivers are not required for proposals received by January 5, 2021.
Dean approved waivers required for proposals received after January 5, 2021

 

Sponsors with known proposal deadlines in late December 2020 – early January 2021

Sponsor Deadline Sponsor Program/Opportunity #
December 31, 2020  NASA PDS Discipline Node One Year Extension
January 4, 2021 McKnight Foundation Scholar Awards
January 6, 2021 NEH Media Projects
January 7, 2021 NASA 2021 Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity
January 7, 2021 DOD CDRMP FY20 Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
January 8, 2021 DARPA Young Faculty Awards
January 8, 2021 NSF 21-512 Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure
January 8, 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface