NSF Releases Additional Guidance – June 1 Implementation of the PAPPG

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the NSF issued the below email providing additional information on its June 1, 2020, implementation of the new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

Dear Colleagues:

As you may know, beginning June 1, NSF will implement the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) for proposals submitted or due on or after this date. As you may also be aware, NSF has delayed the requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections of NSF proposals until October 5, 2020. Proposers must continue to format these documents in accordance with PAPPG requirements (see PAPPG sections II.C.2.f and II.C.2.h). NSF encourages the community to use these formats and continue to provide valuable feedback as we enhance them for future implementation.

NSF has made updates reflecting this implementation to the following policy guidance, websites, and frequently asked questions:

In addition, webinars covering the use of NSF-approved formats as well as all of the significant changes to the PAPPG are available on the NSF Policy Outreach website.

For system-related questions, please contact FastLane User Support at 1-800-673-6188 or fastlane@nsf.gov. Policy-related questions regarding the content of the formats should be directed to policy@nsf.gov.

If you have questions regarding proposal submissions to NSF, please contact your assigned NIU Research Development Specialist (contact asosp@niu.edu if you are unsure who your assigned Research Development Specialist is). If you have questions regarding the management of an existing award, please contact the NIU Grants and Contracts Associate assigned to your award (contact grantsfiscal@niu.edu if you are unsure who the assigned Grants and Contracts Associate is).

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