NSF Updates Reminder

As a reminder, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) new Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 20-1 has been released and will be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. As part of this new guidance all senior personnel biographical sketches and current and pending information must be in the NSF fillable pdf or generated from SciENcv. NSF would like your feedback on these formats prior to the June 1 requirement. Please provide your comments and questions to policy@nsf.gov.

NSF also recently recorded a webinar about the requirement to use an NSF-approved format for both the biographical sketch and current and pending support documents as part of proposals submitted to NSF.

To assist the UF community, the UF Division of Sponsored Programs has highlighted some of the key changes in PAPPG Summary of Changes. However, you are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG. NSF has provided helpful resources related to these changes, which can be found on the DSP National Science Foundation Updates webpage.

Webinar topics include the following:

  • the policy guidance for preparation of the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections of the proposal
  • a walk-through of the user experience in accessing these formats in NSF systems
  • detailed guidance from NIH on using SciENcv for preparing both documents
  • answers to a number of frequently asked questions