Proposals are to be routed to OSP for approval at least five (5) business days in advance of the sponsor's deadline.
Caution: the closer to the due date and time a proposal is submitted, the less your OSP representative is able to help you, as there is no time available for a thorough review and no time to fix fatal errors. Waiting until the last day unnecessarily jeopardizes your chances for a favorable proposal outcome and may mean that your proposal is not submitted at all.
All electronic proposals (for example, to Grants.gov and the National Science Foundation) that require submission by an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) on behalf of either the University of Georgia or the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. will be submitted by a representative in the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) or a Designated Limited Signatory Authority (DLSA).
It is the responsibility of the PI to actually submit paper proposals, after obtaining the required approvals from an AOR in OSP or a DLSA.
Pre-proposals only need to be reviewed and approved by an AOR if:
Proposals, after all the appropriate approvals have been obtained in the eResearch Portal for Grants and Awards, should be submitted to the OSP Institutional Representative at least five (5) business days in advance of the sponsor's deadline for the final institutional review for conformance with University and sponsor requirements.