Preparing and Submitting a Proposal

proposal is a detailed request for funding prepared in accordance with the sponsor’s instructions that must comply with Institute policies and sponsor requirements. Upon submission, a proposal becomes an official record of what MIT promised to a sponsor.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Principal Investigator (PI): prepares the proposal in conjunction with an administrative or fiscal officer.
  • Research Administration Services (RAS): provides Institute endorsement, submits proposals, and accepts awards on behalf of MIT and its faculty.

See Roles and Responsibilities for additional details. 

Approval and Submission

In accordance with VPR Policy on Late Submission of Proposals, complete and final proposals must be submitted to RAS five business days in advance of the sponsor deadline date. 

Five-Day Calculator

This tool has been developed to help determine when a proposal is due to RAS.

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