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ORSP and Sponsored Programs Season Day Hours 2020-2021

Washtenaw Avenue, northwest from Hill Street, in winter. A 1909 panorama by Ann Arbor photographer A. S. Lyndon.*

November and December bring us season days and end-of-year celebrations. It also means a shorter working month to support and conduct business. As these days approach, we want you to be prepared.

ORSP Proposal Submission Deadlines 

If you need to process materials through ORSP for the remainder of 2020, be advised the Proposal Submission Deadline Policy may impact your timelines. We strongly encourage you to make arrangements now with the appropriate ORSP project representative (PR) to ensure ample time for processing. Please submit and/or resolve any pressing issues as early as possible.

Scenario Example: A proposal is due to the Sponsor on Monday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m.

  • For a Full Review, that proposal is now due to ORSP by Thursday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • For a Limited Review, that proposal is now due to ORSP by Tuesday, November 24, at 9:00 a.m.
  • Anything after that and the proposal is at risk and may not be submitted. 

Sponsored Programs FSR Due Dates

We also share some due dates for Sponsored Programs, our post-award partners in Finance, on this table, regarding Financial Status Reports (FSRs).

Do you need help with FSRs?


Please note the following key dates for both ORSP and Sponsored Programs.

Key Date and Times Office Closed or with Limited Hours
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 * Open with limited staff and may close at 3:00 p.m. Work with your ORSP PR to make arrangements on any issues arising.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Thursday, November 26, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Friday, November 27, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Thursday, December 10, 2020 FSRs (financial status reports) due to Finance-Sponsored Programs.  
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 * Open with limited staff and may close at 3:00 p.m. Work with your ORSP PR to make arrangements on any issues arising.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020  U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Thursday, December 24, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Friday, December 25, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Monday, December 28, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Thursday, December 31, 2020 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed
Friday, January 1, 2021 U-M ORSP, Finance-Sponsored Programs, and Central Campus Closed

*U-M and/or Sponsor offices may be minimally staffed.

ORSP (Research) and Sponsored Programs (Finance) will welcome the new year and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and we wish you a happy, healthy, and restful season!

References and Resources

  • ORSP Response Time Goals A mutual understanding of what each party can reasonably expect is central to a successful partnership. ORSP offers these response time goals in the hopes of estimating how quickly ORSP staff are likely able to respond to an inquiry or request to review a document.
  • Image - Creative Commons Terms of Use: Washtenaw Avenue, northwest from Hill Street, in winter, 1909 panorama by Ann Arbor photographer A. S. Lyndon." by Wystan used under Creative Commons by 2.0 / Reduced in size from original.