new nsf

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that affects all NSF proposals being submitted after today. The new document contains NSF's Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), which governs all NSF proposal submissions.

The new guide can be found here, and a full summary of the significant changes to the Grant Proposal Guide can be found online.

In particular, investigators should note:

  • A new single-copy document is required for each senior project personnel that provides information regarding collaborators and other affiliations.
  • Proposers may now use third-party solutions to develop their biographical sketch, however, the information they submit must be compliant with NSF proposal preparation requirements.
  • All current and project support should be listed in the Current and Pending Support section of the proposal, including internal funds allocated toward specific projects.
  • Results from prior NSF support must be provided for any PI or co-PI that has received NSF funding with a start date in the past five years (including any current funding and no-cost extensions). 
  • The Special Information and Supplementary Documentation section, now specifies the format that must be used for letters of collaboration.
  • Public Access to Copyrighted Material, is an entirely new section which provides information on NSF's Public Access Policy. This policy also is referenced in Chapter VI.E.1 on publication and distribution of grant materials.