Posted October 2, 2021 by Dan Moser
A revised version of the National Science Foundation’s policies and procedures guide adds two proposal types, increases the page limit for biographical sketches and incorporates a new table for the bio and support disclosure information.
The new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 22-1) will be effective for proposals submitted or due beginning Oct. 4.
Significant changes include:
- A new table, NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support. The table identifies where pre- and post-award current and pending support disclosure information must be provided. Proposers and awardees can begin using this table immediately.
- Increased page limit for biological sketches from two to three pages.
- Updates to the current and pending support section of NSF proposals to require that information on objectives and overlap with other projects is provided to help NSF and reviewers assess overlap and duplication.
- Addition of planning proposals and Career-Life Balance supplemental funding requests as new proposal types.
A complete list of changes by chapter is available in the guide. NSF plans to conduct a webinar covering these changes. Visit the NSF policy outreach website to sign up for notifications about this and other outreach events.
Guidelines in the current PAPPG (NSF 20-1) continue to apply until Oct. 4.
Questions about the changes can be addressed by contacting NSF’s Policy Office, part of the Division of Institution and Award Support.
For more information, contact Tisha Gilreath Mullen, director of proposal development.