Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Compliance protocols MUST be approved and linked in SeRA to a SPO project record prior to award acceptance. 

See ORA's Award Acceptance Resources for additional information.
Main content start

ORA 2021 Winter Closure Schedule

In accordance with Stanford University’s 2021 Winter Closure, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) will close starting 5:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2021, and re-open at 8:00 am, Monday, January 3, 2022.  ORA will not be available during Winter Closure.

To ensure timely processing of proposal submissions, account set-up and invoicing, please note the following deadlines:


The complete proposal must be uploaded to the SeRA PDRF, fully routed, and approved by the dates and times specified below.  The University Internal Proposal Deadline Policy will apply.

Sponsor deadline Stanford internal deadline (9:00 AM of the date noted below)
Friday, December 17, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022 Friday, December 10, 2021
Monday, January 3, 2022 Monday, December 13, 2021
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Thursday, January 6, 2022 Thursday, December 16, 2021
Friday, January 7, 2022 Friday, December 17, 2021

Account (PTA) Setup

For an account (PTA) to be established by 5:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2021, the department/PI must complete all necessary information in SeRA by 5:00 pm, Friday, December 10, 2021.

Invoicing and Billing

For an invoice to be sent by 5:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2021, the account must be setup by the deadline immediately above. If this deadline is not met, then a manual invoice may be requested only if the following criteria are met:

  1. The funding will be lost if an invoice is not issued; and
  2. The sponsor submits a written request indicating the necessity for an immediate invoice; and
  3. The sponsor or recipient must accept a PDF of the invoice and provide an email address where the invoice can be sent to.


About proposals may be directed to the Contract & Grant Officer (CGO) assigned to your department.

About account (PTA) setup, interim financial reporting, and closeouts may be directed to the Research Accountant assigned to your department.

About invoicing may be directed to or call (650) 725-0086.