NSF CAREER PROGRAM
NSF GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE (18-1)
Current Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) for preparing proposals to be submitted to NSF.
It is important that all proposals conform to the proposal preparation and submission instructions specified in PAPPG and solicitation guidelines. This checklist is not intended to be all inclusive. It is meant to highlight certain critical items so they will not be overlooked when the proposal is prepared. Checklist
NSF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
A biographical sketch (limited to two pages) is required for each individual identified as senior personnel and must be uploaded as a pdf document for each individual. Do not submit any personal information in the biographical sketch. Template
CURRENT AND PENDING SUPPORT
The support requested or available from all other sources (Federal, State, Industry, gifts, etc.). Sample
COLLABORATORS and OTHER AFFILIATIONS
The information collaborators and other affiliations must be separately provided for each individual identified as senior project personnel. This must be provided in alphabetical order. Template
Effective April 24, 2017, NSF will require the use of a template for identifying collaborators and other affiliations.
DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN
Plans for data management and sharing of the products of research. Proposals must include a document of no more than two pages uploaded under “Data Management Plan” in the supplementary documentation section of FastLane. Sample
POSTDOCTORAL MENTORING PLAN
Each proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must upload under “Mentoring Plan” in the supplementary documentation section of FastLane, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals. See the PAPPG for additional guidance. Sample
Annual project reports are required for all standard and continuing grants and cooperative agreements. Final reports are required for all standard and continuing grants, cooperative agreements and fellowships. Interim project reports are not required and are used to update the progress of a project any time during or before the award period expires. You can find additional information here.