National Science Foundation: Proposal Requirement Changes

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement the following proposal submission changes in 2023:

Research.gov

On January 1, 2023, Research.gov replaced Fastlane for submission of NSF proposals. Research.gov is more robust and user-friendly and features enhanced compliance checking of proposal documents. See https://www.research.gov/research-web/content/aboutpsm for more information.

FastLane will be decommissioned in 2023. Important dates are:

January 30, 2023: FastLane will be removed as a submission option from all funding opportunities. The last day to submit new proposals in FastLane is January 27, 2023.

September 29, 2023: Last day to submit proposal file updates and budget revisions in FastLane. Also last day that FastLane-submitted proposals and supplemental requests can be downloaded. FastLane documents will no longer be accessible after September 29, 2023.

See https://www.research.gov/research-web/content/fldecomm for current information about FastLane system decommissioning.

Biosketches and Current and Pending Support Documents

When the 2023 version of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG 23-1) goes into effect on January 30, 2023, the format of the Biosketch and Current and Pending Support documents will change with the addition of the certification of information provided as required by the National Defense Authorization Act. Any proposals submitted on or after January 30, 2023 will need to include these new versions of the Biosketch and Current and Pending Support. The new templates are available in SciENcv and on the NSF website at:

https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/biosketch.jsp (Biosketch)

https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/cps.jsp (Current and Pending Support)

Please note that the requirement to use SciENcv for Biosketches and Current and Pending Support documents has been delayed until October 23, 2023. OSP recommends that faculty and staff planning to submit NSF proposals create/update their accounts in SciENcv as soon as possible. Visit https://libguides.library.kent.edu/ORCID-SciENcv for instructions or contact Yuening Zhang, STEM Librarian (yzhan121@kent.edu) for assistance.