URA Review and Endorsement

The URA Pre-Award Team aims to facilitate the submission of strong, compliant proposals by University of Chicago faculty and researchers. We outline procedures below that aid in this goal.  The review framework described here is to ensure that the University submit compliant proposals of the highest quality and with the highest probability of success. With that in mind, it is highly recommended that proposals be routed to URA as many days as possible in advance of the submission deadline. The level of proposal review by URA is based on the date the proposal is received for review by URA in the AURA Grants system—the date that the FP reaches “Specialist Review”.  Every effort is made to ensure successful proposal submission regardless of when final proposals are submitted to URA. However, preparing proposals and routing them well in advance of the deadline ensures that time is available to address any unanticipated issues, so that proposals may be successfully submitted by the deadline. The levels of review are outlined below, including full and contingent reviews as well as special situations, including ATF reviews and As Is submissions.