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ALERT: NSF.gov, Research.gov, and FastLane will be unavailable from Friday, June 30 until Tuesday, July 4 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its Data Center IT servers to the Foundation's new headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, from June 30 at 8:00 PM EDT through July 4 at 6:00 PM EDT, to prepare for NSF staff relocation in August 2017.

NSF's template for identifying collaborators and other affiliations.

Effective April 24, 2017, NSF will require the use of a template for identifying collaborators and other affiliations.

eRA Information: Final RPPR to be used effective Jan 1, 2017

The Final Research Performance Progress Report (F-RPPR) will replace the Final Progress Report (FPR) for grants closeout, effective January 1, 2017.   Any final progress report submitted on after January 1, 2017 must be submitted as a F-RPPR.

NSF focuses on automated compliance checks of proposal

As part of NSF's efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, NSF continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane.
FastLane is checking to ensure that the combined text of the Project Summary text boxes (or uploaded PDF if the Project Summary contains special characters) does not exceed one page prior to submission, rather than the previous check of 4,600 characters.