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Division of Finance


Research Administration & Finance

Latest Updates:

Holiday Closing

In accordance with Rensselaer’s Holiday Winter Break, Research Administration and Finance will be closed beginning Monday, December 25, 2017 and will re-open for business on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


To ensure timely processing of proposal submissions during this time, your information must be received in RA&F no later than Friday, December 15, 2017.

RAF Requests

Please direct all proposal and award communications to the appropriate list serve. This will ensure your email is received and directed to the proper personnel. Your support is appreciated as we move forward with streamlining operations and improving response times.


PIFs and any documents/communications regarding continuations, renewals and resubmissions. Please be sure to include the following:

  • Fully completed PIF in writeable version. No scanned copies will accepted
  • Draft budget
  • Correct solicitation or link to solicitation
  • Accurate deadline—date Rensselaer’s materials must be submitted


  • Requests for award status, incremental funds, no-cost extensions, re-budget requests, and other post-award questions.


  • For Subawards issued from RPI to an external entity.


  • For all post award inquiries.

If you would like to express concerns regarding the response time to a recent inquiry, please feel free to contact David M. Schultz at schuld7@rpi.edu.