Research.gov - Proposal Submission Portal (FastLane retired January 30, 2023)
Policy Office Website, including link to latest Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) - make sure you are using the latest version.
Templates & Policies
- NSF requires a biographical sketch for each individual identified as senior personnel.
- Link to Biographical Sketch requirements
- 3 Page document including the certification language (included on the SciENcv template).
- Must use SciENcv as of October 23, 2023
- FAQ on using SciENcv
- If your senior/key personnel are using the fillable format for biographical sketch, NSF now requires the listing of Professional Preparation in reverse chronological order (most recent position first, with undergrad last in the list). Please see the most recent PAPPG for information.
- NSF Pre- and Post-award disclosures Matrix [January 2024]
No-cost extension requests are routed via Research.gov under Awards & Reporting - Notifications & Requests.
As a Grants Manager, you may initiate this request on behalf of your PI in Research.gov which will then route to your GCA in ORPA for review and approval. You must route the OPAR to your GCA for the request to be approved in Research.gov.
- Complete an OPAR with the request, indicating whether this is a first or subsequent request.
- The justification for the extension must be clearly outlined on the OPAR, and in a form that would easily be transferrable to the sponsor portal, so make sure it is complete and accurate.
- Grantee-approved extension requests must be submitted at least 10 days prior to award expiration.
- NSF-approved extension requests must be submitted at least 45 days priors to award expiration.
- If you route a first NCE after award expiration, a justification for the late request must be also provided on the OPAR as these fields are mandatory, and it will require NSF approval.
- Ensure the newly requested end date is provided on the OPAR, as well as the remaining balance (balance not including encumbrances - so on the Sponsored Award Summary, include the Expense vs. Budget Variance balance, not spendable balance).
- Keep in mind you cannot request an extension if there is a $0 or negative balance.
- 2nd NCE's must also be submitted prior to the end of the period of performance (at least 45 days) and will always require NSF approval.
- Third NCE's are unusual, but not un-allowed. In certain circumstances, an extension beyond a 1st and 2nd is necessary and discussions would have occurred between your PI and the Program Officer prior to submitting this type of request.
Module 1: Introduction to Research Security
- Learn key concepts of research security, how to recognize situations that may indicate undue foreign influence, and employ tools to protect your own work and safeguard the core values that underpin U.S. academic research.
Module 2: The Importance of Disclosure
- Understand federal funding agency disclosure requirement, including types of information that must be disclosed, how that information is used and why such disclosures are fundamental to safeguarding U.S. research from foreign government interference and exploitation.
Module 3: Manage and Mitigate Risk
- Identify types of international collaborative research and professional activities, associated potential risks, and strategies and best practices for managing and mitigating such risk.
Module 4: The Importance of International Collaboration
- Learn strategies on how to balance principled international collaboration with research security concerns, as well as how to foster an open, welcoming research environment that fulfills research security needs.
[source: DOE Office of Science communication, 2/6/2024]
SciENcv Training Resources
- NSF Biographical Sketch video tutorial
- NSF Current & Pending (Other) Support video tutorial
- SciENcv help guide with NSF-specific section (includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions)
- Using SciENcv Frequently Asked Questions
- SciENcv demo recording from June 2023 NSF Grants Conference (demo starts at 23:49 minute marker)