The VPR makes every effort to ensure that successful internal applicants have sufficient time to prepare a full proposal upon being notified of their selection. Typically, the VPR strives to provide interested parties one month from the date of notification to submit their preproposals. The VPR then aims to notify applicants (both successful and unsuccessful) within one week of the internal deadline. These internal deadlines are set to approximately two months before the full proposal is due to the sponsor. In some instances, the above timeframes may be shortened due to circumstances such as when the VPR becomes aware of a limited submission opportunity, or when a given sponsor chooses to publicize its RFP.