So i must say that the turkey weekend got to me guys. I apologize deeply for any time you may have spent checking this out.
It turns out that I didn't properly set the record insert options in either the registration form or the projects form (i did double check, obviously not well enough). Everything seems to be working now. I did the changes to the table as mentioned above and reapplied the fields to their respective table field and all is working.
Once again, I apologize for any time you may have spent on this. I'm embarrassed once again.