The University Record, October 18, 1999

Research Reporter

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Revised NSF Grant Proposal Guide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) 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 ( As a reminder, effective Oct. 1, all proposals must be submitted to NSF via FastLane. Proposers, however, must check the FastLane Web site ( 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

    The GPG is available on the NSF Web site at The Proposal Forms Kit can be accessed at Paper copies of the document may be obtained by sending e-mail to