National Science Foundation
The following are important links on the NSF website:
- National Science Foundation (new window)
- FastLane (new window)(NSF’s electronic proposal and award system)
- Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) (new window)
- FAQs on Proposal Preparation
- Examples of Activities that Demonstrate Broader Impacts (new window) (an in-depth discussion of the information that must be addressed in the Project Summary of all NSF proposals)
- Important Notice #128 – Revision of the NSF Cost Sharing Policy
- FAQs Revised Cost Sharing Policy (1/10/11)
- Policy Office (provides information on NSF policies, important notices and FAQs)
NSF News (Updated July 2011)
NSF 11-690 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
CAREER is NSF’s most prestigious awards. These provide support to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of their organization’s mission
NSF 11-038 CAREER FAQs
These FAQs are applicable to the CAREER program submission in Years 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Active Funding Opportunities
Click on Opportunities to access the list.
“Broader Impact” Criterion
The NSF’s Division of Material Sciences has posted a “Dear Colleague” letter to assist scientists in developing their criterion for the “broader impact” section of the Project Summary. While this letter is targeted specifically for materials research, the information can be suitably modified for any NSF discipline. Please see: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf0507/nsf0507.htm
Dear Colleague Letter: Broader Impacts Review
Click on NSF07046 to read the article.
Dear Colleague Letter: Division of Mathematical Sciences
Click on this link to read the article.
Broader Impacts Review Criterion: Representative Activities
Click on this link for additional information.
Information on the Use of Designated Fonts in NSF Proposals
Click on font advisory to read the new guidelines.