The Proposal (PRPL) document allows you to enter information pertaining to the submission of a proposal to an external agency for funding for a research, instruction or similar sponsored project. It can be completed manually or populated automatically by the Routing Form. The PRPL document can be used to create a new proposal or to modify an existing one.
A proposal is essentially an electronic record of an offer, the purpose of which is to reach an agreement (contract) with the external organization (grantor) to grant an award (money with conditions that must be met) to the grantee (internal proposal initiator). A typical example at a higher education institution is a professor's research proposal. The proposal is submitted to outside potential funding agencies for their review and consideration. The professor hopes to be awarded grant money to fund the proposal.