A Submission Window Deadline Date for Unsolicited Proposals
Beginning October 1, 2005, the Division of Materials Research
(DMR), in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
(MPS), will accept unsolicited proposals only during a submission
window beginning the first Monday in October and ending the first
Friday in November, annually. This change replaces the annual November
1 target date with a submission window for all unsolicited proposals
and will stay in effect until further notice.
There will be one submission window: first
Monday in October through the first Friday in November each year. The
last date of the submission window is an absolute deadline date. Proposals must be submitted
through FastLane. Proposals received outside of this submission
window, or that are not in compliance with the Grant Proposal Guide
(GPG), will be returned without review. Full details are described
DMR has established one proposal submission
window for all unsolicited
proposals submitted to the DMR disciplinary programs, except those
described in Paragraph 4 below. Unsolicited proposals that do not
arrive within this submission window, as well as proposals that
do not explicitly address NSF's primary review criteria (intellectual
merit and broader impacts), will be returned without review.
NSF's Grant Proposal Guide defines submission
windows as designated
periods of time during which proposals will be accepted for review
by NSF. For purposes of NSF, the end date of a submission window
converts to, and follows the same policies as, a deadline date.
DMR no longer uses a November 1 target date for the submission
of unsolicited proposals to disciplinary programs. Instead,
DMR uses a submission window, and the last date of a submission
window is a deadline date, as described above.
be submitted within the SUBMISSION WINDOW that begins on the first
Monday in October each year, and ends on the first Friday in November each year at 5:00 p.m. submitter's local time.
that are not in compliance with the NSF GPG may be re-submitted.
Such proposals must arrive at NSF within the submission
window. Revised proposals submitted either before or after
the submission window will be returned without review.
- The following types of requests are NOT subject to the submission
window restrictions described above. PI’s are strongly
encouraged to discuss these submissions with program directors
prior to submission.
- Proposals that are submitted under an NSF program solicitation
are solicited proposals, and are not restricted to the SUBMISSION
WINDOW for unsolicited proposals described above. The following
programs have individual solicitations with a deadline that currently
falls outside the submission window. Please check the current solicitation
for the deadline date.
- Instrumentation for Materials Research (IMR) program.
for Materials Research – Major Instrumentation
- (IMR-MIP) program.
- Materials Research Science and Engineering
Centers (MRSEC) program.
- Partnerships for Research and Education
in Materials (PREM) program.
Dr. Thomas A. Weber
Division of Materials Research