Submission deadlines during the December 2020/January 2021 holiday schedule

The Office of Research Services wishes to remind researchers that the University of Guelph will be closed from Wednesday, December 23, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021. The University reopens Monday, January 4, 2021.

In light of the holiday schedule, the Office of Research Services is advising researchers that any submissions due to sponsors with external deadlines of Friday, January 1, 2021 through Friday, January 8, 2021 are due between December 14-16, 2020 to allow enough time for review and any needed revisions. No internal deadlines will be posted the week of December 21, 2020. The detailed schedule is below:

Internal Deadline to Office of Research Services External Deadline Posted by Sponsor
Monday, December 14, 2020 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Monday, January 4, 2021
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - Friday, January 8, 2021

Other deadlines may apply, depending on the level of review required. Please consult the relevant Research Alert for specific, applicable deadlines.

Submissions, to include a signed OR-5 Form along with a budget, proposal and/or copy of agreement or award documentation, may be emailed to the Office of Research Services:

If you have any concerns about being able to meet these deadlines, please contact Jill Rogers, Managing Director, Research Operations at

Alert Classifications
Research Management and Support

Health and Life Sciences
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Social Sciences