Submitting your AAT proposal
Instructions for Semester 2014A
The AAO now uses an online AAT Proposal Form for submission of AAT proposals. The old LaTeX proposal forms
will not be accepted.
Saving and viewing partially-completed proposals: There are three buttons at the bottom of the online AAT proposal form. In all cases they send information to the email address of the PI (Question 1). It is imperative that this email address is entered before any of these buttons are used.
Save & Review proposal: Clicking this button saves the current form data and then generates a PDF document of the draft proposal, in the format seen by ATAC. The PDF is emailed to the PI. Use this mode for sharing a readable version of the proposal with collaborators.
Submit proposal: Clicking this button finalises the information in the form and submits the proposal. The proposal is assigned a unique proposal ID, a time stamp, and is emailed to the PI and to the AAT Technical Secretary. Submitted proposals cannot be altered by the PI after this stage.
Successful proposal submissions:
The person listed as the Principal Contact will receive an e-mail acknowledgement
when the proposal has been received (normally within a few minutes
of submission). If you do not receive this acknowledgement,
or wish to check on any other aspect of your submission, please contact
the AAT Technical Secretary (aatts -@- aao.gov.au).
If you notice a mistake after you have submitted: If you realise after you've submitted the proposal that you have made a mistake, please email the AAT Technical Secretary, (aatts -@- aao.gov.au), as soon as possible to explain what is wrong. Don't resubmit the proposal. We will send instructions on how to replace an incorrect application. You must tell us about any errors by the day after the deadline at the latest - we will start to process all applications then, and any errors will not be corrected after this point.
Browser compliance: The AAT proposal form has been successfully trialled using Mozilla Firefox (v3), Safari (v4), and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7. Applicants are strongly advised to avoid using other browsers or older versions of these ones.
Offline backups are the responsibility of the proposer: Applicants are reminded that when they use the Save function they should maintain a separate record of their proposal information offine. The AAO takes all due care in providing the Save function but no responsibility for the information held in proposal forms prior to submission.
Problems or questions:
Please be sure to read all of these instructions carefully,
and if you have any queries
or difficulties, please contact the AAT Technical Secretary,
(aatts -@- aao.gov.au), well before the proposal deadline.
Sarah Martell, aatts -@- aao.gov.au
8 July 2013