By Jackie Black

In conjunction with the launch of Research Enterprise Solutions (RES) on Jan. 29, 2024, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) has updated the Proposal Submission Policy on internal deadlines. Please review the new internal deadline policy (pdf).

The Office of Research Administration is the sole institutional entity with authority to submit proposals for sponsored projects to external funding agencies and is responsible for assuring that these proposals are consistent with sponsor requirements; with federal, state and local laws and regulations; and, with UMass Lowell’s institutional, academic, and fiscal policies. 

Given the growing complexity of the proposal submission process and the often large number of proposals being submitted for the same deadline, it is critical that Principal Investigators adhere to the internal deadlines so that ORA staff have time to properly review a proposal and ensure that it is fully compliant before its submission.