Meeting the internal deadline gives ORS staff time to review the application for compliance with the funding agency's requirements, for errors or omissions to be caught in the review process, and for you to correct them. There is no need to request an extension to the internal deadline since not meeting it will only result in your application not receiving a final review. It will still be forwarded on to the agency on the deadline day (provided you put your application into submit mode).
IMPORTANT NOTE: I understand that many of you are wondering why the SFU ORS internal deadline is set to March 1, 2016 on the ResearchNet clock. This is so that for those of you who are unable to meet the internal deadline of Feb 23, 2016 you don't need to go back and forth with ORS to keep re-setting the clock. This is both time consuming for you and for ORS. As stated above, you will have until 9:30am on the deadline day March 1, 2016 to put your application into submit mode if you don't meet the Feb 23, 2016 deadline. A review of your application of any applications submitted after the internal deadline will only be conducted if time permits. Please ensure that your SFU signature sheet is received by our office ASAP (via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please let us know.
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