New, Improved Website Content for Proposal Review

Dear Grant Administrators,

When you have a moment, please check out the new URA Proposal Review and Endorsement webpage on the URA website –  We’ve updated the information to reflect our current proposal review process. We’ve been moving towards this new process for the last several months so it should be relatively familiar to most of you. We will review the major changes and have a Q&A at the next Hot Topics on Monday, April 17th.

Also, as a general reminder, please remember that activities routed to URA for review and approval/signature are delineated by the Pre-Award and Award teams. Pre-award Managers should be routed all pre-proposals, letters of intent, proposals, and JIT activity (“JIT” includes any documents that must be submitted to a Prime/Sponsor prior to award documents being released). Award Managers process all awards, award modifications, change requests to awards, and issue all outgoing subawards. The list of Pre-Award and Award Managers by department can be found on our website at

Laura Lindley, B.S., M.A.
Assistant Director, Pre-Award and Grants Management
The University of Chicago