OCG has a Five Business Day Rule for all proposal submissions. According to this rule, the PI must send a completed and signed Proposal Submission Request Form (PSR) and budget to her/his assigned Proposal Analyst at least five business days prior to the sponsor deadline.

If you submit the PSR and budget details to your Proposal Analyst without at least five business days’ lead time, there may or may not be sufficient time to thoroughly review your proposal. Your Proposal Analyst will handle such situations on a case-by-case basis.

If you’re submitting a proposal through Grants.gov, we highly recommend submitting at least two business days before the deadline. It can take several hours to several days for Grants.gov and the specific agency to process and approve your proposal. Any errors that occur after a deadline, regardless of when you receive notification of an error, will prevent submission and acceptance of your proposal.