“The National Science Foundation (NSF) is currently planning to implement a significant change in the way investigators report on their NSF-funded projects. Beginning on March 18, 2013, PIs will be required to submit their annual, final and interim project reports in Research.gov, NSF’s modernization of FastLane… In order to prepare for the migration to Research.gov, they are requesting that PIs stop submitting new project reports through FastLane on February 1, 2013. Any reports that are prepared in FastLane prior to the February 1st, but are not submitted, may need to be re-entered into Research.gov.” For more information regarding the transition, please review NSF’s Dear Colleague Letter ‘Implementing All Project Reporting in Research.gov‘.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a new ‘Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)‘, effective for proposals submitted on or after January 14, 2013.
Please pay special attention to:
- Summary of Significant Changes in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and
- Summary of Significant Changes in the Award & Administration Guide (AAG)
Feel free to contact ORSP Pre-Award staff with any questions.
The January 2013 Foundation Tracker Bulletin (PDF) is now available.
Investigators should, if possible, avoid hiring temporary employees to work on sponsored projects, especially in cases where the project work assigned is expected to continue beyond the end of the temporary employment. Such hires result in administrative costs to the University which, by law, cannot be charged to sponsored awards or used as cost-sharing. ORSP, Human Resources and the Office of Budget and Business Services encourage investigators to hire the appropriate type of employee to perform project tasks.