NSF Updates and Resources
NSF Updates and Resources

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Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), January 2019NSF Revised Proposal & Award Guide (PAPPG) for 2019

The NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) is available, effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 28, 2019.

Go Read about the key changes in the PAPPG.

NSF Updated Award Terms and Conditions

The revised Award Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards. 
Note that this announcement is the latest.  For reference, the most recent updates have been:
  • January 28, 2019
  • October 22, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • March 1, 2018
Go Get more information on the Award Terms & Conditions updates.

The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals 

NSF has developed a short reviewer orientation video that provides helpful tips for writing high-quality reviews. External peer reviews are an important part of the decision-making process and a crucial source of feedback to Principal Investigators. NSF encourages all reviewers to watch the orientation video, “The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals."

Go View https://tipsforreviewers.nsf.gov directly

Sexual Harassment FAQs

A revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding NSF’s Award Term and Condition Entitled, “Notification Requirements Regarding Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault” has been posted to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s harassment website. These revised FAQS are dated December 4, 2018, and include 16 additional questions and responses.
Any additional questions regarding the term and condition should be submitted to sexualharassmenttandc@nsf.gov.

GoLink to full article.

NSF Solicitation - Partnerships for Innovation Program

A new solicitation has been released by the Partnerships for Innovation Program at NSF that may be of interest to you:

Solicitation NSF  19-506.

The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.
Two Submission Deadlines:
The program is moving to two annual submission deadlines. The next deadlines are: January 17, 2019, and July 10, 2019 
Types of PFI Proposals
PFI accepts proposals in two broad tracks:
  • PFI-TT (Technology Translation) up to $250,000 for 18 months
  • PFI-RP (Research Partnerships) up to $550,000 for 36 months
Are you interested in Applying for Funding? You can visit the new PFI website to learn if your team and technology is Eligible to apply, and for some tips on How to Design a PFI Project.
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