Grant Application Waiver Request

Duke University School of Medicine requires that a complete and compliant application be received by ORA no later than 8:00am five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. Submitting a Complete and Compliant Application  When a grant application must be provided late to the ORA office, a waiver will be needed in order to proceed with an ORA review for submission approval.

Please click on the link to see the entire ORA Waiver Memo.

ORA Waiver Memo.

Please complete this waiver request form for a late grant application review approval.

Please enter the name of the individual who is requesting the waiver.
Please enter the actual deadline date for this grant proposal submission.
Please enter the name of the PI on the grant proposal.
Please enter the SPS Record Number for this grant proposal.
Please select your department's ORA research administrative contact person.
Please enter the owning department for this proposal.

Inadequate Planning

  • Out of Office / Short-Staffed
  • Modifications / Incomplete Proposal
  • Errors / Oversight / Miscommunication about Award Process
  • Technical Issues
  • Complexity of Application (i.e. International Project)
  • Delay with Department Approval or Review


  • Great Opportunity
  • Late Invitation to Participate in Project
  • Late Notice of Available Extra Funds

Subcontractor Delay

  • Incomplete Subcontractor Paperwork
  • Subcontractor Delay in Approvals or Budget Completion
Please provide any comments as to why a complete and compliant application will not be received by ORA five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.
If your department uses an internal request for waiver form, please attach the approved form. If not, please provide approval below.
Please copy and paste the Department Chair or Business Manager e-mail approval for this late proposal.