The National Science Foundation (NSF) has published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on an updated draft of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).
Notable proposed changes include:
- A provision requiring the use of SciENcv to prepare personnel biographical sketches for grant proposals.
- A new section to expand disclosure requirements to be consistent with the National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33) implementation guidance.
- A new requirement for grant proposals involving field research, including on research vessels and aircraft, to submit a supplemental document entitled, Plan for Safe and Inclusive Field/Vessel/Aircraft Research (PSI-FVAR), which details steps grantees will take to ensure an inclusive climate and outlines a plan to prevent harassment and report incidents.
- Clarification of timelines and other requirements for awardee reporting.
Public comments will be accepted until June 13, 2022.
NSF Requests Comments on Draft Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide