NSF Notices: Implementation of Revised PAPPG & NSF Grants.gov Application Guide

May 29, 2020

The following announcement was originally sent by Council on Government Relations (COGR) administrators to their member listserv.

 

Below are two important notices from NSF:

  1. Implementation of the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and associated guidance
  2. Issuance of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide Effective June 1, 2020

 

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  1. Implementation of the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and associated guidance

 

Dear Colleagues:

As you may know, beginning June 1, NSF will implement the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) for proposals submitted or due on or after this date. As you may also be aware, NSF has delayed the requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections of NSF proposals until October 5, 2020. Proposers must continue to format these documents in accordance with PAPPG requirements (see PAPPG sections II.C.2.f and II.C.2.h). NSF encourages the community to use these formats and continue to provide valuable feedback as we enhance them for future implementation.

NSF has made updates reflecting this implementation to the following policy guidance, websites and frequently asked questions:

 

In addition, webinars covering the use of NSF-approved formats as well as all of the significant changes to the PAPPG are available on the NSF Policy Outreach website.

For system-related questions, please contact FastLane User Support at 1-800-673-6188 or fastlane@nsf.gov. Policy-related questions regarding the content of the formats should be directed to policy@nsf.gov.

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  1. Issuance of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide Effective June 1, 2020

 

Dear Colleagues:

On June 1, 2020, NSF will implement the Grants.gov Application Guide  (NSF 20-089). Overall, the Guide has been updated to align with the changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1). This means that the requirement to use an NSF-approved format for submission of the biographical sketch and current and pending support will go into effect for new applications submitted or due on or after October 5, 2020. All other significant changes and clarifications will be effective for applications submitted or due on or after June 1, 2020.

 

Regards,

 

Jean Feldman

Head, Policy Office

Division of Institution & Award Support

National Science Foundation

email: policy@nsf.gov