NSF Requests Comments on Draft Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

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
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