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November 28, 2005

A Note about IRIS Deadline Displays

There has been some confusion expressed over the display of past deadlines or the absence of any deadline. This note is meant to explain these occurrences, but if you have further questions, please contact us via email and we'll be happy to address them.

Grant opportunities listed in IRIS are re-occurring, more or less annually. When there is a deadline with a past date, it means that you've missed out on this year's opportunity, but there is a high likelihood that the opportunity will be available next year. It also means that before that deadline comes around again, we'll update the deadline date and any other information we find. Sometimes this date will be more than a year past. This usually indicates the opportunity is bi-annual or is on a two or more year cycle - see the record for more information.

If there is a plus sign (+) next to a date, it means that we're aware of more than one upcoming or listed deadline. If the date displayed is past but this sign is present, check the record for additional deadlines.

If no date is found listed in the deadline field it could be one of two things. The first, and most common, is that the sponsor has not set a deadline and accepts applications or inquiries all year round. The second possibility is that we know the opportunity is open, but the sponsor has not yet indicated what the next deadline will be.

As always, if you have questions about the posted deadlines or have any other question in regards to IRIS please email us (rso@uiuc.edu) or call us (217)333-0284.

Posted by at November 28, 2005 1:39 PM