[Research] NSF News and Upcoming UCR Holiday Closures

Cynthia J Wells cynthia.wells at ucr.edu
Wed Jun 23 16:44:34 PDT 2021

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide<https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Kjc8q_5I_KmZ5lLv5DAVlFJt8TFHYI2yFT4C44f8Wh2z-LANDhKTP-ebBPVaLXkKjS3Ea4vCsKVhftQe6o-IB3Q0CQizpoT4zpMkd3iB6gaMynu6WkwTNkhMnLL_tJUmctwwopCtAXgQ-uw_fCat68BhpFvty06AZHh7kFigoWk6NH5hoIFa2Ay6_TzT7PNDJpOmon_eLE-YcUYdAF49Zd-_dv4v0Ap0&c=Cw7Wp25he4JK8OwzU8lc_4IeiDNwwhe5PZQQ25Wi0CxGUrDvflp4cA==&ch=2Bt8ps8KwgGBSNdhUE2VwX260dqdsMr5_y1XF9XQc2e7kvpdwN6SvQ==> (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1) has been issued.

The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021. Significant changes include:

*    A new section covering requests for reasonable and accessibility accommodations regarding the proposal process or requests for accessibility accommodations to access NSF's electronic systems, websites and other digital content;
*    A table entitled, NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support<https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Kjc8q_5I_KmZ5lLv5DAVlFJt8TFHYI2yFT4C44f8Wh2z-LANDhKTP7KsHP_e4AGvg-QuMJJTdcRZxO3eui7njgCaZ7UPuX7e5Lv5__EQyBftiuC55lnKWkhOZ6gxf37GHPakzqWvkkGctuvoUkz4n7ReoCikl_0OvFbZ1Zw2F2yENoLStLvbsF8aZ98xpOI_HY1pOHrcOQEpPCN4QCV1uQ==&c=Cw7Wp25he4JK8OwzU8lc_4IeiDNwwhe5PZQQ25Wi0CxGUrDvflp4cA==&ch=2Bt8ps8KwgGBSNdhUE2VwX260dqdsMr5_y1XF9XQc2e7kvpdwN6SvQ==>. This table identifies where pre- and post-award current and pending support disclosure information must be provided. Proposers and awardees may begin using this table immediately;
*    Increasing the page limit for the biographical sketch from two to three pages;
*    Updates to the current and pending support section of NSF proposals to require that information on objectives and overlap with other projects is provided to help NSF and reviewers assess overlap/duplication;
*    Adding planning proposals and Career-Life Balance supplemental funding requests as new proposal types;
*    Updates to travel proposals will require that AORs certify that prior to the proposer's participation in the meeting for which NSF travel support is being requested, the proposer will assure that the meeting organizer has a written policy or code-of-conduct addressing harassment.

You are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG.

NSF plans to conduct a webinar covering these changes. Visit the NSF policy outreach website<https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Kjc8q_5I_KmZ5lLv5DAVlFJt8TFHYI2yFT4C44f8Wh2z-LANDhKTP-iVMU7nEEpfxr6ZgTAqp__FPhrQbPuQhUeAcsP9vFcx76SxfaRtComPInh1FkwVz_ObPcjq3LoEAMy6AlEnWqw5mtof6LnkyB4nP8jx2OiEWlex8Fwb04M=&c=Cw7Wp25he4JK8OwzU8lc_4IeiDNwwhe5PZQQ25Wi0CxGUrDvflp4cA==&ch=2Bt8ps8KwgGBSNdhUE2VwX260dqdsMr5_y1XF9XQc2e7kvpdwN6SvQ==> to sign up for notifications about this and other outreach events.

While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on October 4, 2021, in the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 20-1) continue to apply.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office at: policy at nsf.gov<mailto:policy at nsf.gov>


Jean Feldman
Head, Policy Office
Division of Institution and Award Support
Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management

Reminder - Upcoming Holidays

Monday, June 28th
UCR will be closed on Monday, June 28th in observance of Juneteenth, a new Federal holiday.  (Starting in 2022, UC will celebrate the Juneteenth holiday according to the federal calendar.)

Monday, July 5th
 UCR will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.
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