How are those January applications coming? Fabulous? Great! Send ’em our way nice and early!
As the holiday closures approach, keep in mind that our office closes with the rest of the University, so we won’t be around to assist between December 23-January 2. We’ll be back at it on January 3, but if you are planning to work on your applications over the holidays, that only leaves one day in the new year before January 9 deadlines. (Remember: the SPA deadline is three business days before the agency deadline; you’ll need to have your application finalized by January 4.) Consider working with us (or your administrator) to get all of the administrative elements together well before the closure (ideally by Tuesday, December 20). This way, you’ll have your holiday break to work on the science if necessary, and we can pick back up where we left off in the new year. And to those of you who are planning to submit in January, will need our help, and haven’t yet reached out: what are you waiting for?!? Please contact us right away so we can accommodate you as best we can!
For departments with internal administration: we’re pretty sure your staff would also appreciate a well-formulated submission plan accounting for the the holiday closure, as well 😉 Happy writing!