2021 Research Administration Services (RAS) Independence Day Holiday and Proposal Deadlines

See the memo from Maria Zuber: "RAS to close July-2-5. Please plan research proposals accordingly."

MIT will celebrate a special holiday closing for faculty and staff from July 2, 2021 - July 5, 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 June 28, 2021 – July 7, 2021. On July 6 and July 7, 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 these dates. 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
June 28 June 21, 9am No new waivers granted
June 29 June 22, 9am No new waivers granted
June 30 June 23, 9am No waivers granted
July 1 June 24, 9am No waivers granted
July 2 – July 5 June 24, 9am
Submission to Sponsor July 1 (by RAS or approved for PI/DLC submission)
No waivers granted
July 6 – July 7 June 25, 9am
Accepting revised SOWs only July 6- 7, by 12 noon

No waivers granted

July 8 June 29, 9am No waivers granted
July 9 June 30, 9am No waivers granted
July 10 – July 12 July 1, 9am No waivers granted
July 13 July 6, 9am Waivers considered by Deans