Submission deadlines during the December 2021/January 2022 holiday schedule

The Office of Research Services (ORS) wishes to remind researchers that the University of Guelph will be closed from Friday, December 24, 2021 through Monday, January 3, 2022. The University reopens Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

In light of the holiday schedule, the ORS is advising researchers that any submissions due to sponsors with external deadlines of Friday, December 24, 2021, through Friday, January 7, 2022 are due between December 15-17, 2021 to allow enough time for review and any needed revisions. No internal deadlines will be posted the week of December 20, 2021.

The detailed schedule is below:

Internal Deadline to Office of Research Services External Deadline Posted by Sponsor
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Friday, December 24, 2021 - Monday, January 3, 2022
Thursday, December 16, 2021 Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Friday, December 17, 2021 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - Friday, January 7, 2022

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