Sponsored projects proposals are to be routed for Specialist Review in myResearch to be reviewed by staff in the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) FIVE BUSINESS DAYS prior to the sponsor’s deadline. It is important to note that this is calculated from the start of the business day and must account for GW closures.
Example five-day calendar
Any items that require collaboration or review and approval by senior university leadership (i.e. letters of support, cost sharing, conflict of interest, etc.) must be finalized prior to routing for Specialist Review in myResearch.
If the proposal is not routed for Specialist Review in final form by the five day deadline, outcomes may include: (a) return to the principal investigator (PI), (b) submission with minimal or no OSP review, (c) withholding from submission if the proposal is nonconforming to sponsor guidelines and regulations and/or GW policies, (d) post-submission scrutiny which may result in withdrawal from competition by GW, (e) if awarded, a delayed start date because of additional time needed to review terms and conditions.
 PIs may make minor changes to the routed body of proposal up to the time of submission, but any last minute changes to internal or external budgets must be re-routed with assurance that PI and other affected parties have approved the changes.