Holiday Greetings from the Grants and Contracts Office

Deadline Rhyme Just for You Before Holiday Time:

To Faculty and Staff,

From the GCO you hear sometimes once a week.
“GCO/NIH Updates” we hope is your Friday treat.
“GCO Helpful Hints” we release as need be.
Here’s one on deadlines to put under your Christmas tree
Or by a Chanukah menorah
Or a Kwanzaa candelabra
Or however you may celebrate the holiday bonanza.
Better yet, place in a high profile spot
Like a bulletin board or a trash receptacle not.
Remember these dates and submissions will go smoother
Better than plucking a four leaf cloover.
“Clover,” you say? I say, “You are right.
Now let’s get on with the rhyme, if I may be so forthright.”
ISMMS Funded Projects – One Business Day
Now that’s a call for a “Hip, Hip Hurray!”
Federal Non-Competitive Applications
Means NIH and other federal yearly continuations.
GCO policy is a two business day turnaround.
Nice to see a smile rather than a frown.
Federal Competitive Grant and Contract Applications
Those are the new /resubmission /comp. renewal submissions.
Five business days by 11 am the GCO does require.
It can save you for sure from a potential quagmire.
All other funded projects* – just one business day.
Another call for a “Hip, hip hurray!”
You made the GCO deadline. Way to go! You’re not done yet.
Wait for the GCO receipt before acknowledging faith in kismet.
InfoEd submissions do arrive like well packaged presents.
But upon review, they are missing a few segments.
Remember the GCO policy of “COMPLETE and FINAL”
Including signed Sinai Central forms and all else for no GCO denial.
Be blessed with good tidings from the GCO
For another successful year, Ho, Ho Ho.

— Allison Gottlieb, Director, Sponsored Programs Education, (and Poet Laureate) Grants and Contracts Office

For complete deadline information, click here (last page).

* Please contact your assigned Grants Specialist in advance regarding any additional time the GCO may need in the review and approval process if you are applying for a sponsored project with complex budgetary and/or administrative requirements (e.g., non- federal application with many subawards, international extramural funding agency application with nonstandard budget forms).