2016 Winter Break Full Campus Closure

As a reminder, the University has implemented a Winter Break Full Campus Closure from Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 through Monday , Jan. 2, 2017. Both Research Administrative Services (RAS) and the Office of Research Development (ORD) will be closed during that time.

Official Notice

Services provided by RAS and ORD (including proposal development, proposal submissions, award processing, indirect cost recovery processing, etc.)will not be provided after close of business on Friday, December 16, 2016. If you should have any grant related issues that need to be resolved prior to the break or a proposal due over the break, please contact ORD or RAS no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, December 16, 2016.

 

During the break, there will be limited access to emails. If a matter requires urgent attention, please utilize the following contact information. For RAS issues, please contact ora@howard.edu with a cc: to dhector@howard.edu. For ORD issues, please contact huogm@howard.edu with a cc: to nretland@howard.edu. Someone will respond as soon as possible.

 

All research-related services will resume when the office reopens at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. However, due to the full campus closure, RAS is allowing exceptions to the five-business day deadline policy without additional approval requirements for the week of January 2, 2017.

 

Exception to 5 Business Days Proposal Procedures for Week of January 2, 2017.

  1. Proposals due to sponsor on January 3 or January 4, 2017 - RAS will accept same day submissions of proposals in final form including all internal (Department Chair, Dean, etc.) approvals.
  2. Proposals due to sponsor on January 5 or January 6, 2017 - RAS must receive proposals in final form which including all internal (Department Chair, Dean, etc.) approvals by COB January 5, 2017.
For assistance with the Proposal Submission processes, please contact the Office of Research Development at 202-806-6000. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in these matters. Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.