NSF Adds No-Cost Extension Requests and Notifications to Research.gov in October

As part of the effort that began in April 2015, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is continuing to transition post-award notifications and requests from FastLane to Research.gov. Notification and request policies are outlined in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide; see the Award and Administration Guide (AAG) Chapter II.A.2.

On October 24, 2015, as the next step in this transition, the following two notifications and requests will be released in Research.gov and retired from FastLane:

  • Grantee-Approved No-Cost Extension
  • NSF-Approved No-Cost Extension

As of October 24, if you click on the notifications and requests link in FastLane, you will be redirected to login to Research.gov.

As a reminder, the following notifications and requests are also available in Research.gov:

  • Additional categories of participant support costs other than those described in 2 CFR § 200.75 (such as incentives, gifts, souvenirs, t-shirts and/or memorabilia)
  • Change in Person-Months Devoted to Project
  • Changes in Objectives or Scope
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Long-term Disengagement of the PI (Principal Investigator)/PD (Project Director) or co-PI/co-PD (Over Three Months)
  • Pre-award Costs in Excess of 90 Days
  • Reallocation of Funds Provided for Participant Support Costs
  • Rearrangements/Alterations in excess of $25,000 (Construction)
  • Salaries of Administrative or Clerical Staff
  • Significant Changes/Delays or Events of Unusual Interest
  • Significant Changes in Methods/Procedures
  • Travel Costs for Dependents
  • Withdrawal of PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD

All remaining notifications and requests will continue to reside in FastLane and will be migrated in the future. Awardees may view the status of all notifications and requests in both FastLane and Research.gov, regardless of where they were created and submitted.

Notifications and requests communicate changes in the scope, time, staff or budget of an NSF funded project. Depending on the type of change, awardee organizations must notify or request approval from NSF prior to taking action. Notifications and requests can be created and submitted by either the PIs and/or Sponsored Project Offices (SPOs), depending on the type of notification and/or request.  For a full listing of all NSF notifications and requests, please see the Award and Administration Guide (AAG), Exhibit II-1.

Please share this information with your colleagues. If you have any questions, contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-673-6188, or ithelpcentral@nsf.gov