Revised Merit Review Criteria Resources for the External Community
NOTICE: Effective January 14, 2013, the National Science Foundation will implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation’s Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Revisions based on the NSB report have been incorporated into the Foundation’s policies and procedures manuals, websites, and systems. Proposers should familiarize themselves with the Merit Review Principles and Criteria described in GPG Chapter III.A.
The resources identified below are provided to allow the research and education communities to prepare proposals in accordance with the revised criteria.
- New Merit Review Website
- Revisions to the Merit Review Criteria
- Merit Review FAQs
- FastLane-Related Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) FAQs
- Webcast: Revisions to the NSF Merit Review Criteria - October 2012
- Fact Sheet – What this means for Proposers
- Fact Sheet – What this means for Reviewers
The Policy Office in the Division of Institution & Award Support (DIAS) is currently developing a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). We would appreciate your assistance in compiling this resource by sending your questions to email@example.com.