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NSF Orientation Video: "The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals"

NSF has developed a short reviewer orientation video that provides helpful tips for writing high quality proposal reviews. 
 
NSF encourages all reviewers to watch the orientation video, “The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals,” which can be accessed in FastLane through the Panelist Travel and Reimbursement page and the Proposal Review, Ad Hoc Reviewers page. You can also view the video directly at https://tipsforreviewers.nsf.gov.
 
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NSF Announcement: Research.gov Proposal Preparation Site Preview; Site Release Will Be on April 30th

Please see the below message from NSF for some important announcements:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that beginning on April 30, 2018, proposers will be able to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov. The initial release of this new Research.gov capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities, so proposers can choose to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov or in FastLane starting on...

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NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter - Aug/Sep 2017

The 3rd issue of the NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter is now available on the NSF website. Included in this issue are proposed significant changes to the next iteration of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedure Guide (PAPPG); the newly revised common rule for the protection of human subjects; faculty salary policy, aka the two-month rule; FAQs on the collaborators and other affiliations pilot; and more.  For... Read more about NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter - Aug/Sep 2017

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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