For all electronic submissions, final ready-to-submit proposals are due no later than 9am the business day before the sponsor deadline.
This is especially important for S2S (System-to-System) submissions using SF424 forms as errors may only present themselves upon submission. Troubleshooting and confirming corrections with the agency specific help desk can take 24 - 48 hours (or more) depending on submission volume.
PI Approval to Submit Electronic Proposals
URA will not submit an electronic proposal without authorization from the Principal Investigator (PI) or the department administrator delegated to authorize on behalf of the PI. Internet based systems can get bogged down during periods of high traffic. It is good practice to have a final ready-to-submit proposal ready and approved by a PI as the deadline time approaches. PIs and local administrators are advised not to wait till almost the designated hour of a deadline to provide URA authorization for proposal submission. If you have any questions, please contact your URA Manager.
Federal Electronic Submission
FastLane - FastLane is the National Science Foundation (NSF) online website through which NSF conducts a relationship to researchers and potential researchers, reviewers, and research administrators and their organizations. For more information, visit the URA Fastlane page.
- Error Correction Window (PDF) Eliminated in 2011
Department of Education e-Grants (Education)
Department of Energy - PAMS (DOE)
DOE revised budget requests are handled similar to the way NSF revised budget requests are handled:
- The PI and SRO receive DOE request via e-mail.
- The PI (or PC-O) logs into PAMS, uploads the required budget and justification, and forwards to SRO (as they would do with a Proposal File Update in Fastlane).
- In AURA, the PC-O creates a JIT request, uploads the required documents, and forwards for URA Review.
- The URA-M reviews the proposed documents in AURA.
If there are no comments, the URA-M submits the documents in PAMS and completes the JIT activity in AURA.
a) If there are comments, the URA-M uses the JIT Changes Requested activity to notify the PC-O and forwards the Budget back to the PI in PAMS. Once the PC-O makes the required changes, forwards the revised Budget back to SRO in PAMS and completes the Changes Made activity, the URA-M then proceeds with the submission as noted above.
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Non-Federal Electronic Submission
proposalCENTRAL - proposalCentral is an e-grantmaking website shared by many government, non-profit, and private grant-making organizations including JDRF and ACS.