NSF has released an updated Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 14, 2013. Proposal elements have been revised and the Broader Impacts criterion has been clarified to incorporate recommendations from the National Science Board (NSB) and America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (ACRA).
Significant changes include:
OSP strongly encourages PIs planning to submit a proposal on or after January 14, 2013 to review the updated NSF Grant Proposal Guide; the summary of changes can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf13001/gpg_sigchanges.jsp. Contact your Research Development Specialist to discuss how to incorporate these changes. The complete Grant Proposal Guide is available on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf13001/index.jsp.
Upcoming: OSP will offer a Chat Session in early 2013 to discuss these changes in more detail. The Chat Session will be announced on our website, through our Listserv, and on our OSP Facebook page. Research Development Specialists are also available to attend faculty or center meetings to discuss the changes. The complete proposal guide is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf13001/nsf13_1.pdf.