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I received a request to collaborate on Submittable. What's next? (FAQs)
I received a request to collaborate on Submittable. What's next? (FAQs)

If you received an email inviting you to collaborate on a submission and have questions, learn more here.

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Written by Natalya Taylor
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Submittable is a software that organizations big and small use to collect submissions and applications to all kinds of opportunities, such as grants, awards, fellowships, and more. Organizations may give applicants the ability to add another person to collaborate with them on a submission form. If you received a request to collaborate, read these FAQs for more information.

Who requested that I collaborate with them?

The individual applying to an opportunity asked that you collaborate with them. They are identified in the email you received.

How can I begin collaborating?

Please use the link provided in the email you received to begin collaborating on the form. If you do not yet have a free Submittable account, you will first need to enter your name and email address, and set a password.

How does collaboration work?

Submittable allows individuals to collaborate together in real time. The initials identified in the top right corner indicate who is actively working on the form. You can also see field presence throughout the form if someone is filling out a particular field. Watch the video below to learn more about how collaboration on Submittable works.

I have questions about the form and/or about the opportunity.

If you have questions about the information requested in the form or about the opportunity, organization, or its process, the best thing to do is to contact the individual who invited you to collaborate or the organization to which you are applying. Our Support team will not have any information about the content of the form or the unique process of the organization.

I'm having trouble uploading documents.

Please ensure that your document is an acceptable file type, as identified in the form. Read more.

I'm having other technical trouble.

Our Support team is happy to help. Contact them here.

Why can't I submit the form?

Only the submission owner, or the person who invited you to collaborate, can submit the form.

How will I know when the form is submitted?

You'll receive an email confirmation when the form is submitted.

How can I see the submitted form?

When you log in to your Submittable account, go to the Collaborations tab to view the submitted form.

How can I participate after submission?

Collaboration can only take place before the Initial Form is submitted. Collaborators cannot access, edit, or contribute to additional forms after an initial submission is made.

How can I find out the status of the application?

As a collaborator on the form, the organization will have your contact information, and may include you on email updates regarding the submission's status or other information. If you have questions about the status of the submission, please contact the individual who invited you to collaborate or the organization.


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