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ORS’s Internal Deadline
The ORS deadline is five (5) business days before the sponsor deadline for most applications and proposals (see paragraph below for exceptions). Five business days provides ORS with enough time to review the application package and return it to the researcher in the event that any changes are required before the submission. Once the review is complete and any changes made, ORS will sign the application on behalf of the University and return it to the researcher for submission to the sponsor.

Exceptions to the five-business-day internal deadline are: Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ontario Research Fund (ORF) programs, NSERC Discovery and Research Tools and Instruments grants, SSHRC Standard Research Grants, and ORS-Administered Internal Grants. Other programs may have exceptions as well.

Other Internal Deadlines
Some units have set their own internal review deadlines. Applicants should check with their department, Faculty to see if there are internal deadlines for review and signatures of applications/proposals.

Agency Deadlines
These deadlines are obtained from agency websites but are subject to change. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review agency websites and correspondence for current deadline dates.