2021-22 Research Administration Services (RAS) Winter Break Proposal Deadlines

Maria Zuber's November 2021 memo about Winter Break and proposal deadlines

MIT will celebrate an extended winter break from December 24, 2021 through the New Year. 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 for sponsor deadlines occurring during the period December 24, 2021 – January 04, 2022. For deadlines occurring on January 3 – 6, 2022, principal investigators may submit an updated statement of work by 12:00pm on the day of the sponsor’s deadline for proposals previously submitted to RAS. 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 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022 December 17, 9am No waivers granted
Monday January 3, 2022 December 20, 9am, complete except for draft SOW. Accepting revised SOWs only January 3 by 12 noon No waivers granted
Tuesday January 4, 2022 December 21, 9am, complete except for draft SOW. Accepting revised SOWs only January 4 by 12 noon No waivers granted
Wednesday January 5, 2022 December 22, 9am, complete except for draft SOW. Accepting revised SOWs only January 5 by 12 noon Waivers considered by Deans
Thursday January 6, 2022 December 23, 9am, complete except for draft SOW. Accepting revised SOWs only January 6 by 12 noon Waivers considered by Deans
Friday January 7, 2022 January 4, 2022 , 9am

Waivers not required if received by January 4, 9am. Waivers required for proposals received after January 4, 9am

Sponsors with known proposal deadlines in late December 2021 – early January 2022

Sponsor Deadline Sponsor Program/Opportunity
December 28, 2021  NIH NCI Research Bases for CASCADE network
December 31, 2021 NSF 21-551 Cyber Physical Systems
December 31, 2021 NSF Biological Oceanography
December 31, 2021 Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Cancer Research Grants
January 4, 2022 Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award - pre-application at 12 Noon
January 4, 2022 Brain Research Foundation 2022 Seed Grant - MIT nominee at 4pm 
January 6, 2022 NSF 22-501  MPS Ascend 
January 6, 2022 NIH R01 and R34  Approaches to Living with HIV
January 7, 2022 DOD-ONR N00014-22-S-B003-NOPP BAA 
January 7, 2022 NSF 22-503 LEAPS-MPS