NSF Updates (February 2023)

Below is a summary of changes to NSF’s revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 23-1) for proposals submitted on or after January 30, 2023. NSF applicants and awardees are encouraged to read about the Summary of Changes to the PAPPG (NSF 23-1) and view the Fall 2022 PAPPG (NSF 23-1) Revisions presentation. 

Proposal Preparation and Submission in Research.gov 

  • New proposals must be prepared and submitted in Research.gov. System-to-System (S2S) users can still submit via Grants.gov for most proposal types. 
  • Funding requests for new supplemental funding must be submitted through Research.gov regardless of which system (FastLane, Research.gov, or Grants.gov) was used to submit the original proposal.  

Other Research Support 

  • All PI, Co-PI, and senior personnel listed in a proposal must submit their biographical sketches and current and pending documents. These documents must:
    • Disclose the amount, type, and source of all current and pending research support received by, or expected to be received by, the individual as of the time of the disclosure.
    • Certify that the disclosure is current, accurate, and complete.
    • Agree to update such disclosure at the request of the agency before the award of support and at any subsequent time the agency determines appropriate during the term of the award.

 As a reminder, NSF will only accept the revised biographical sketch and current and pending support formats found in SciENcv or on the NSF biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support websites. The use of SciENcv will become mandatory as of October 30, 2023. 

Safe and Inclusive Working Environments Plan for Off-Campus or Off-Site Research 

  • Proposals that include off-campus or off-site research must have a Safe and Inclusive Working Environments Plan for Off-Campus or Off-Site Research. The plan must address:
    • Abuse of any person, including, but not limited to, harassment, stalking, bullying, or hazing of any kind, whether the behavior is carried out verbally, physically, electronically, or in written form; or
    • Conduct that is unwelcome, offensive, indecent, obscene, or disorderly.

Individuals participating in the off-campus or off-site research should receive this plan before departure. Some solicitations will require that this plan be submitted with the proposal. Check your solicitation carefully for submission requirements. 

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