GPG Summary of Significant Changes
Chapter I - Pre-Submission Information
Section G.3, Registering in the Central Contractor Registration, has been added to instruct potential proposers of the requirement to register in the Central Contractor Registration prior to submitting a proposal to NSF. This requirement also applies to any known subawardees at the time of proposal submission.
Chapter II - Proposal Preparation Instructions
Section B.2, Proposal Margin and Spacing Requirements, has updated guidance on fonts that may be used when preparing an NSF proposal.
Chapter III - NSF Proposal Processing and Review
Section A, Review Criteria, includes revised language to the intellectual merit review criterion. The criterion now specifically includes evaluation of proposals for potentially transformative concepts.
Section F, Review Information Provided to PI, has been added to clarify what review information is available to the PI when a decision has been made on his/her proposal.
Chapter IV - Non-Award Decisions and Transactions
Section C, Declinations, , has been revised to provide more information on what is available to a PI if his/her proposal has been declined.