Proposal Management: Post a Comment for the Entire Project


Anyone can use the Post a Comment for the Entire Project activity in eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) to communicate with others involved in the project. Comments can be posted by anyone with access to the project, while the project is in any state.  Posting a comment does not change the state of the PAF or UFA.

You can select any individual listed on the Proposal Approval Form (PAF) or Unfunded Agreement (UFA) Worksheet, as well as any interested parties you choose to include, to receive an email with your comments. The system email includes the project ID and the contact PI’s last name in the subject line, as well as any text you provide.


  • Post a Comment is a communication tool only and will not update or route your PAF or UFA for approval.
  • Posted comments are permanent and visible to anyone with access to the PAF/UFA.
  • If an Award (AWD) record has been created for the PAF, then you should use the Post a Comment activity available on the Award workspace.


Role: All Roles > PAF or UFA workspace > Post a Comment for the Entire Project activity

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Click Post a Comment for the Entire Project under Activities on the PAF (or UFA) workspace.
    screenshot of Activities menu on PAF workspace step 1
  2. Enter or edit the Subject Line.
    screenshot of Post a Comment for the Entire Project activity window steps 2-4
  3. Enter Comments.
    Note These comments will be posted in the PAF/UFA workspace and will be included in any email notifications sent.
  4. (Optional) Click Add to attach any related documents.
  5. Check the box if you do not wish to send an email notification.
    Check the box next to each desired recipient for whom you want an email notification sent.
    screenshot of Post a Comment for the Entire Project activity window steps 5-7
  6. If applicable, enter or lookup any Central Office and/or Interested Parties not listed to whom you would like an email notification sent.
  7. Click OK to post comment to project, send email to selected recipients, and return to the PAF (or UFA) workspace.

The posted comment is listed under Recent Activity in the project workspace. It logs the Author, Activity Date and time.  If you attached any documents, they will be listed on the Attachments tab.

screenshot of PAF Workspace Recent Activity list

Last Updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2023