CALS Proposal Deadlines

A summary of the CALS proposal lead time requirements is below; see the full CALS Proposal Lead Time Requirements document for additional information:

CALS Proposal Lead Time Requirements

For most proposals, relevant documents and information must be submitted to the CALS Research Division via WISPER at least 5 business days before the sponsor’s deadline.

The proposal’s WISPER record must include

  • PI Signature
  • Department approval
  • Sponsor submission instructions
  • Call for proposals (RFP), as an attachment
  • Proposal documents, as attachments, including:
    • Detailed budget
    • Budget Narrative
    • Scope of Work (brief abstract – a draft is acceptable)
    • Subagreement documents (if applicable)
    • Matching commitments (if applicable)

Additional Lead Time Considerations

It is extremely helpful to provide funding opportunity information to your CALS Research Division preaward contact as soon as you decide that you will submit a proposal.

Complex proposals (those that include subagreements, mandatory cost share, or large/complicated budgets) require additional lead time. In these cases, coordinate with your CALS Research Division preward contact and plan to allow an extra 2-4 weeks.