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NSF-Approved Formats for Current and Pending Support

NSF requires information on all current and pending support for ongoing projects and proposals. Detailed information about the content is available in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter, II.C.2.h.

A table entitled, NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support, has been developed to provide helpful reference information regarding pre-award and post-award disclosure information in the biographical sketch and current and pending support proposal sections. The table identifies where these disclosures must be provided in proposals as well as in project reports. A set of frequently asked questions related to current and pending support also is available.

NSF recorded a webinar on the use of NSF-approved formats.

Approved formats for creating current & pending support are:

  • SciENcv - (Revised May 1, 2020) NSF has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF-approved format for use in preparation of the current and pending support section of an NSF proposal. Adoption of a single, common researcher profile system for Federal grants reduces administrative burden for researchers. SciENcv will produce NSF-compliant PDF versions of the current & pending support format. Proposers must save these documents and submit them as part of their proposals via FastLane, Research.gov, or Grants.gov.
  • NSF Fillable PDF - NSF is providing a fillable PDF for use in preparation of the current and pending support document. Proposers should download and save the blank PDF document prior to adding content. NSF recommends both Mac and Windows users open and fill in the blank PDF document using Adobe Acrobat Reader for an optimized experience. The completed and saved PDF can then be uploaded via FastLane, Research.gov, or Grants.gov.

    • NSF Fillable PDF - for use with proposals and project reports submitted or due prior to October 4, 2021
    • NSF Fillable PDF - for use with proposals and project reports submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021

    Effective August 30, 2021, Current and Pending Support fillable PDFs uploaded in FastLane and Grants.gov will be trimmed of any pages which do not contain data entered by users (i.e., blank pages). The trimming service only applies to the NSF-approved Current and Pending Support fillable PDFs and not to any other uploaded PDFs. When viewing the updated PDF after the trimming process, please note that only blank pages are removed, and the remaining pages will not be re-numbered.

    The trimming service will be available in Research.gov on October 4th for Current and Pending Support fillable PDFs submitted as part of proposals and project reports.

    Questions

    For system-related questions, please contact FastLane User Support at 1-800-673-6188 or fastlane@nsf.gov. Policy-related questions regarding the content of the formats should be directed to policy@nsf.gov.