The NSF has updated the Grants Proposal Guide, effective for all proposals due January 25, 2016 and after. Here is a summary of the changes:
The NSF is updating its Grants Proposal Guide. Beginning with proposals due on January 25th the following applies:
The 5 p.m. (local to the institution) deadline – will now be enforced. Fastlane will now use the official government wide clock to determine if a proposal is late. Our office asks that you have your final copies uploaded into Fastlane and be ready to submit by 4:45 p.m. on the deadline day. As always we prefer to submit the day before, but do recognize that circumstances arise that makes that impossible.
Biosketches – Collaborator and other affiliation information has now been removed from the biosketch. Collaborator and other affiliations information will be a separate document uploaded as a Single Copy Document.
Biosketches for the PI/co-PIs/Senior Personnel must now be uploaded separately
Current and Pending – internal funds allocated towards specific projects must be included
Current and Pending for the PI/co-PIs/Senior Personnel must now be uploaded/entered separately
Vertebrate Animals – updated guidance on the information that must be provided in the Project Description for projects that involve use of vertebrate animals and the procedure to follow if IACUC approval has not been obtained prior to submission.
Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPISS) – This will be one more step before the awarding program officer makes the final decision. This database will include information about Wesleyan as a grantee of the federal government. Please be sure to get your reports, etc. in on time. This information may be considered in a program officer’s decision to award.
Final Project Report and Project Outcome Report – will now be due at the 120 day deadline for consistency with the financial reporting deadline.
Public Access – Entry information on publications will be required for any grant funded after 1/25/16. This is an entirely new section to the GPG.
For a summary of major changes to the Grants Proposal Guide please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf16001/sigchanges.jsp
The new Grants Proposal Guide can be found here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf16001/gpg_print.pdf