Agencies “construct” application packages using “components” of the 424 for each FOA. Each application package will include all of the forms required for that particular solicitation. You must use the application package that is specific to the solicitation you are responding to.
Read the application instructions! You’d be surprised how many different ways there are of filling out these “standard” forms. The FOA will indicate which components are required and which are optional.
Grants.gov incorporates a specific software package called PureEdge.
When using the PureEdge software, you are using the downloaded software on your desktop.
It looks like an Internet Explorer web browser. It isn’t!
How Does It Work? The PureEdge file is rather like a manila file folder with the label already printed and a group of mandatory, blank, forms inside. When you download the correct folder from the Grant.gov web site, it is like opening the folder, filling out all the forms, and closing the folder to pass it off to the next UW office… PureEdge file Appl-Specific label/info Application-Specific Forms Some of these forms will ask you to upload/attach pdf documents (science, biosketch, etc.)
How Does It Work? As you work on it, this PureEdge “folder” file resides on a local computer, not at Grants.gov! It is a stand-alone file, not a database record like NSF Fastlane proposal files. Your Computer Grants.gov server PureEdge file To involve other UW staff, the file must be sent/shared in some manner from one person/office to the next.
PureEdge does not currently run in non-Windows environments.
UW’s solution is the use of the Citrix client.
If you take away nothing else, go to the RSP website’s Mac User page at: http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/preaward/macusers.html
Links to the download and installation of the Citrix client - Grants.gov for Mac OS X. This is a one time need. Like putting software on your computer. Once it is on, never need to reload it, just run it.
You will upload the completed file to a secure server. An email is sent to your dean’s office telling them that it is there. Route a t-form and hard-copy as usual.
The dean’s office checks your proposal. When they are happy with it, they notify RSP, who downloads the application to an RSP server.
RSP submits when the t-form is received.
Upload your proposal Fill in the information and attach your completed PureEdge application.
You remember this part…. The PureEdge file is like a manila file folder with the label already printed and a group of mandatory, blank, forms inside. The PI’s job is to download the correct folder from Grants.gov, open and fill out all the forms, close the folder and pass it off to the next UW office… PureEdge file Appl-Specific label/info Application-Specific Forms Some of these forms will ask you to upload/attach pdf documents (science, biosketch, etc.)