Thursday, February 15, 2007

Fastlane and Holidays

As many of you are painfully aware, the NSF deadline for theory proposals is this Monday, Feb 19. As you may have also realized, Feb 19 is a federal holiday. According to NSF guidelines, in such an event, the deadline moves to the next working day (i.e the 20th) and I've confirmed that this is a correct interpretation for this deadline.

However, does Fastlane itself know this ? Suppose Fastlane refuses to accept any proposal submitted after Feb 19 (since in principle it has the information on the call and the deadline) ? Can the program manager then override it ?

I wonder if anyone has any experience with this...
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