The Office of Sponsored Projects is pleased to announce the release of its new proposal review form (PRF). This release is the result of a collaborative effort between members of UT-Austin’s faculty, departmental administrators, OSP personnel and ITS programmers.
Users will still answer the same questions that were on the old PRF (and a few new ones). These questions remain, because they are required by university, state, or federal regulations and/or policies. The new PRF, however, organizes the questions into more common-sense categories and provides some background information regarding the collection of the data.
Many features have been added and a number of enhancements to existing features have been incorporated into the new PRF.
Click on the search feature (magnifying glass) to go to PI’s project listing to find the applicable project number.HINT: click on any magnifying glass for search capability.
Questions are organized in common-sense categories that users can expand/collapse at will. Users can expand all categories, or can expand one category at a time.
In addition, users are able to “save” or “save and validate” from each section. The “save” button will merely save any data entered into the PRF, even if the data is incorrect.
The “save and validate” button will run an assessment of the data entered into the PRF. All errors will be identified and compiled in the Errors/Warnings tab.
The Errors/Warnings tab will show a user the list of warnings or errors preventing submission.HINT: Each error is a link that will guide the user to the error.
After clicking ‘Submit’, text will appear letting a user know he/she is finished submitting to OSP. A “Request Return” button will appear, should a user need to update any information.
After clicking the ‘Request Return’ button, a user must let OSP know why the PRF must be returned. Without an explanation, a user cannot recall the PRF.
After selecting ‘Request for Return,’ a message will appear letting the user know he/she will be notified when OSP has returned the PRF. The reason will be posted in the status dashboard.