FY 2001 Grant Proposal Guide

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I. Introduction
II. Proposal Preparation Instructions
III. NSF Proposal Processing and Review
IV. Withdrawals, Returns and Declinations
V. The Award and Continued Support
VI. Grant Administration Highlights
  Appendix A
  Appendix B
  Appendix C

Table of Contents


Dear Colleague Letter

About the National Science Foundation


Summary of Significant Changes

  1. Introduction
    1. Overview
    2. The Proposal
      Proprietary or Privileged Information
    3. Who May Submit Proposals
      Categories of Proposers
    4. When to Submit Proposals
    5. How to Submit Proposals
      1. Electronic Requirements
        Special Instructions for Proposals That Contain High Resolution Graphics or Other Graphics Where Exact Color Representations are Required for Proper Interpretation by the Reviewer
      2. Submission Instructions
      3. Acknowledgement of Proposal Receipt

  2. Proposal Preparation Instructions
    1. Conformance with Instructions for Proposal Preparation
    2. Format of the Proposal
      1. Proposal Pagination Instructions
      2. Proposal Margin and Spacing Requirements
    3. Sections of the Proposal
      Single Copy Documents
      Information About Principal Investigators/Project Directors and co-Principal Investigators/co-Project Directors
      Deviation Authorization
      List of Suggested Reviewers or Reviewers Not to Include
      Proprietary or Privileged Information
      Proposal Certifications
      Cover Sheet for Proposal to the National Science Foundation
      1. Project Summary
      2. Table of Contents
      3. Project Description (Including Results from Prior NSF Support)
        Group Proposals
        Results from Prior NSF Support
      4. References Cited
      5. Biographical Sketch(es)
      6. Budget
        1. Salaries and Wages
          1. Policies
          2. Procedures
          3. Confidential Budgetary Information
        2. Fringe Benefits
        3. Equipment
        4. Travel
          1. General
          2. Domestic Travel
          3. Foreign Travel
        5. Participant Support
        6. Other Direct Costs
          1. Materials and Supplies
          2. Publication/Documentation/Dissemination
          3. Consultant Services
          4. Computer Services
          5. Subawards
          6. Other
        7. Total Direct Costs
        8. Indirect Costs
        9. Total Direct and Indirect Costs
        10. Residual Funds
        11. Amount of This Request
        12. Cost Sharing
        13. Unallowable Costs
          1. Entertainment
          2. Meals and Coffee Breaks
          3. Alcoholic Beverages
      7. Current and Pending Support
      8. Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources
      9. Special Information and Supplementary Documentation
      10. Appendices
      11. Special Guidelines
        1. Small Grants for Exploratory Research (SGER) Proposals
        2. Collaborative Proposals
        3. Proposals for Equipment
        4. Proposals Involving Vertebrate Animals
        5. Proposals Involving Human Subjects
        6. Proposals for Conferences, Symposia and Workshops
        7. Proposals to Support International Travel
        8. Proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research

  3. NSF Proposal Processing and Review
    1. Review Criteria
      What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?
      What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?
    2. Administrative Corrections to FastLane Proposals
    3. Revisions to Proposals Made During the Review Process
    4. Award Recommendation
    5. Copies of Reviews

  4. Withdrawals, Returns and Declinations
    1. Withdrawals
    2. Returns
    3. Declinations
    4. Reconsideration
    5. Resubmission

  5. The Award and Continued Support
    1. Standard and Continuing Grants
      Effective/Expiration Dates and Preaward Costs
    2. Additional Support
      1. Incremental Funding
      2. Renewal Proposals
        Traditional Renewal
        Accomplishment-Based Renewal
      3. Two-Year Extensions for Special Creativity
      4. Supplemental Funding
    3. No-Cost Extensions
      1. Grantee-Authorized Extension
      2. NSF-Approved Extension

  6. Grant Administration Highlights
    1. General Requirements
    2. Prior Approval Requirements
    3. Transfer of PI
    4. Equipment
    5. Excess Government Property
    6. Suspension or Termination of Grants
    7. Grant Reports
      1. Annual and Final Project Reports
      2. Quarterly and Final Expenditure Reports
    8. Sharing of Findings, Data and Other Research Products
    9. Acknowledgement of Support and Disclaimer
    10. Release of Grantee Proposal Information
    11. Legal Rights to Intellectual Property

    Appendix A: Drug-Free Workplace Certification

    Appendix B: Debarment and Suspension Certification

    Appendix C: Definitions of Categories of Personnel

    Privacy Act and Public Burden Statements


Effective: 1/1/02  

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