From: UF Division of Sponsored Programs <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Hardie,Amber
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 1:38 PM
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Subject: [UFRESEARCH-L] NSF Updates

Good afternoon,

As you may know, the new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 20-1<> has been released and will be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. NSF has delayed the requirement to use the NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch<> and current and pending support<> sections of NSF proposals until October 5, 2020. NSF encourages everyone to begin using these formats prior to the October effective date.

Please note that proposers must still include the required information in these documents, no matter the format used, in accordance with PAPPG requirements outlined in sections II.C.2.f<> and II.C.2.h<>.
NSF has listened to the community feedback and has made the below improvements to the biographical sketch and current and pending forms.

Biographical Sketch Improvements:

*         Permit use of "et al" for publication citations in the Products section in the event that listing multiple authors makes it difficult to fit the information into the allotted space (NSF fillable format and SciENcv format);
*         Increased space for the Products section by removing instructional text. Links added to relevant PAPPG sections (NSF fillable format);
*         Removed the requirement to include the NSF ID (NSF fillable format); and
*         Added a version date to the document (NSF fillable format).

Current and Pending Support Improvements:

*         Increased the number of Project/Proposal entries from 10 to 15 to support the majority of proposals submitted to NSF (NSF fillable format);
*         Updated the Award Number field to allow entry of both numbers and letters (NSF fillable format and SciENcv format);
*         Replaced the "Calendar Year" label with "Year" to be consistent with PAPPG guidance (NSF fillable format and SciENcv format);
*         Removed the requirement to include the NSF ID (NSF fillable format); and
*         Added a version date to the document (NSF fillable format).

To assist the UF community, we have highlighted some of the key changes in the attached pdf, however, you are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG.

NSF has provided a lot of helpful resources related to these changes, which can be found on our website at the link below.

Please reach out to our office should you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Amber Hardie, CRA
Sponsored Programs Manager
Division of Sponsored Programs | Office of Research
207 Grinter Hall | PO Box 115500 | Gainesville, FL 32611-5500
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