NSF

NSF Address Change and Upcoming NSF.gov, FastLane, and Research.gov Systems Outage

NSF has recently announced that its headquarters will be moving to Alexandria, Virginia. Effective Monday, October 2, 2017, NSF's new mailing address will be as follows:

National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

Read more information about the move here.

As a result of the move, NSF.gov, Fastlane, and Research.gov will be Read more about NSF Address Change and Upcoming NSF.gov, FastLane, and Research.gov Systems Outage

Upcoming Training Opportunity, NSF Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) Webinar

You are invited to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on March 15, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

The purpose of the Forum is to gather individual opinions and perspectives around NSF ERA activities. The topic of the third ERA Forum will be NSF’s Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) initiative. This Forum will specifically focus on Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) and Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) access and activities.

OSP is offering the opportunity to Read more about Upcoming Training Opportunity, NSF Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) Webinar

NSF Advisory Announces Upcoming 1/30/2017 Update to FastLane

NSF has posted an advisory announcing a release of updates to FastLane on January 30th, 2017. These changes to FastLane will support the NSF policy updates that will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30th, 2017. These changes are reflected in the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 17-1) (see our Read more about NSF Advisory Announces Upcoming 1/30/2017 Update to FastLane

Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast and Presentations

If you're interested in learning more about NSF (the National Science Foundation), you may be interested in viewing the Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast, available here in YouTube video form. The webcast includes an overview of NSF, types of NSF funding opportunities, proposal preparation, award management, and much more. You can also visit the NSF Grants Conferences archive website to view Read more about Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast and Presentations

What should we know about the revised version of NSF’s PAPPG?

As we’ve discussed recently on this blog, NSF has announced a new version of its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 17-1, and there are significant changes in this document that will be important for the sponsored research community. NSF has modified the PAPPG in its entirety, eliminating separate recognition of the Grants Proposal Guide (GPG) and the Award & Administration Guide (AAG). With NSF 17-1, the entire document will be referred to as PAPPG, Parts I and II, with chapters sequentially numbered from I-XII. The PAPPG, NSF 17-1, becomes effective Read more about What should we know about the revised version of NSF’s PAPPG?

NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Webinar

Do you prepare any NSF proposals or manage any NSF awards? If you do, you'll know that NSF's announcement last week about the revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) was important news for our community, as the new PAPPG includes some significant changes and clarifications. (For the full details, see Read more about NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Webinar

Important NSF Update: Improvements to FastLane Effective September 26, 2016

Note the following NSF advisory regarding upcoming changes to FastLane:

As part of NSF's efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, NSF continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane.

Effective September 26, 2016, FastLane will now check to ensure that the combined text of the Project Read more about Important NSF Update: Improvements to FastLane Effective September 26, 2016

NSF System Shutdown - September 17-18, 2016

See the following bulletin from NSF for details about an upcoming shutdown of NSF systems:

NSF will be making repairs to the Foundation’s electrical systems on September 17-18, 2016. All NSF systems, including the NSF website, Research.gov and FastLane, will be unavailable from 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, until 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 18.

As a result of NSF system shutdowns, the following deadline dates which fall on September 19th have been extended to 5 p.m. submitter’s local time on September 20th Read more about NSF System Shutdown - September 17-18, 2016

Automated Proposal Compliance Checks for NSF Proposals, Effective July 25, 2016

A recent advisory from the NSF notes that effective July 25, 2016, all NSF proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure compliance with requirements in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter II.C.2. This new series of automated compliance checks are in addition to those that were implemented in previous years. Click here for a complete list of FastLane auto-compliance checks, including the new checks.

The Read more about Automated Proposal Compliance Checks for NSF Proposals, Effective July 25, 2016