Physics PRE-AWARD Contact: Coutney Kohut, Grants Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 8-6742
Please contact Courtney with all proposal submission requests well indvance of a due date to allow for proper preparation and planning. Remember that the Physics department may have multiple PI's submitting a proposal due on the same day.
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Changes to take effect JANUARY 14, 2013
GPG Summary of Changes:
PROJECT SUMMARY: Has been revised to omit language regarding the inclusion of separate headings to address the two merit review criteria. In lieu of this approach, FastLane has been modified to display three separate text boxes in which proposers must provide an Overview and address the "Intellecutal Merit" and "Broader Impacts" of the proposed activity. Because FastLane will enable the criteria to be separately addressed (still within one page), proposers will no longer need to include separate headings. Proposals that do not separately address the overview and both merit criteria within the one-page Project Summary will not be accepted or will be returned without review.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Has been revised to implement changes related to the Content and Results from Prior NSF Suppport sections recommended by the National Science Board (NSB). The Content instructions were updated to provide contextual information about proposal preparation and to include revised language related to broader impactsof the proposed activities from the ACRA and Board's reports. In the past, the Project Description needed to include a description of broader impacts as in integral part of the narrative. The Project Description must now contain, as a separate section within the narrative, a discussion of the broader impacts of the proposed activities. This section was also updated to indicate that Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact activities must be described in two deparate sections in the summary of Results from Prior NSF Support.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH(ES): Has been revised to rename the "Publications" section to "Products" and amend terminology and instructions accordingly. This change makes clear that products may include, but are not limited to, publications, data sets, software, patents, and copyrights.