7.4 Deadlines

Sponsor deadline requirements vary widely, and investigators need to read carefully and understand the deadline terminology used by the sponsor. For example, a receipt deadline is the date by which the sponsor must receive the proposal while a postmark deadline means that the proposal must be postmarked by the date. In most cases, a proposal will not be considered if it misses the agency deadline. Any questions should be directed to OSP for clarification. The deadline date for proposals where the prime award is to BU is the sponsor’s deadline. If the prime award is to another school and BU is a sub-recipient, the BU deadline is five (5) days earlier than the prime’s deadline or the deadline set by the other institution, if earlier.

For additional information see: Deadline Policy