The University Record, November 1, 1999

Research Reporter

Revised NSF Grant Proposal Guide

The National Science Foundation has revised the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) (NSF 00-2) and the Proposal Forms Kit (NSF 00-3). These documents supersede the prior versions.

This revision incorporates the following significant changes:

  • Issuance of Important Notice No. 123, Working Toward A Paperless Proposal System, dated Sept. 3, 1998 ( www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?iin123). As a reminder, effective Oct. 1, 2000, all proposals will be required to be submitted to NSF via FastLane. Proposers, however, must check the FastLane Web site (www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a0/fldeadli.htm) prior to proposal preparation and submission to verify whether use of FastLane is required in preparation of all or part of a proposal;

  • Implementation of the approved cost sharing policy;

  • Clarification of the importance of the second merit review criterion in the preparation and review of proposals submitted to NSF;

  • Revision of instructions on preparation of the biographical sketch; and

  • Clarification of instructions on submission of collaborative proposals to NSF.

    Other sections have been revised for clarity to make the guide consistent with current NSF policies, practices and procedures. A complete summary of changes can be found at www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf002/f4_changes.htm.

    The GPG is available on the NSF Web site at www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf002. The Proposal Forms Kit can be accessed at www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf003. Paper copies of the document may be obtained by sending e-mail to paperpubs@nsf.gov.