NOTE: The Columbia University Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) has a policy requiring the submission of proposals at least five (5) days before they are due to the prospective funding agency. This advance lead-time allows the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) Office of Contracts and Grants (C&G) and SPA to properly review your proposal, to ensure that all necessary elements are addressed, and to certify that specific University and agency requirements are met. Proposals are processed in the order that they are received. SPA guarantees on-time delivery of your proposal if it is received 5 or more days before it is due and if it is "accompanied" by a completed, finalized, electronically signed PropTrak form. Proposals received with less than 5 days notice are, of course, processed, but we cannot guarantee on-time delivery.
Proposals are sent out 2nd day express. If overnight delivery is necessary the cost of shipping will need to be covered by the department. An institutional account number will need to be provided at the time of submission.
PLEASE ALLOW OUR OFFICE ADEQUATE TIME TO REVIEW BUDGETS AND PROPOSALS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PROPOSAL RECEIVES THE FULL ATTENTION THAT IT DESERVES.