NSF to begin automated compliance checking

From the National Science Foundation:

Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane system to begin automated compliance checking of all required sections of proposals. This will bring NSF system sin line with long‐standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)( Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)). The GPG required sections of a proposal include:

  • Project Summary *
  • Project Description
  • References Cited
  • Biographical Sketch(es)
  • Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Current and Pending Support
  • Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources
  • Data Management Plan *
  • Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan (if applicable)*

* These proposal sections are already being auto‐compliance checked by FastLane.

See the full notice for additional information: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/autocheck/outreach_notice.pdf

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