RAS Schedule During University Closure

President Frederick has announced a full campus closure from December 23, 2013 to January 1, 2014. Research Administrative Services (RAS) will be closed during this time. A schedule for proposal submissions and document processing is provided below.

Speak to your research administrator regarding your upcoming proposal submissions!

Official Letter

RAS will be closed during the upcoming University Full Campus Closure and Holiday observances. To ensure timely processing, compliance with sponsor deadlines, and to meet the Universityís 5-business day deadline policy, all proposals with due dates during the holiday season, including the first week of January, 2014, must be received in Research Administrative Services no later than the close of business on Friday, December 13, 2013. All proposal packages received by RAS must be received through DocuSign, must be in final form (packages ready for sponsor submission), and must have required Departmental and School/College approvals.

Proposal submissions, award processing, and all other RAS services will not be provided after close of business on Friday, December 20, 2013. Therefore, any proposals which are submitted to RAS LATER than the above schedule may run the risk of not being reviewed, approved and submitted to the sponsor by the sponsorís deadline date. All services will resume when the office reopens at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014. For assistance with the DocuSign or Proposal Submission processes, please contact Research Administrative Services at 202-806-4759.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in these matters. Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.

Please share this information with faculty within your departments.