The National Science Foundation (NSF) has just posted a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPP) [NSF 10-1]. The new PAPP Guide will be effective for proposals submitted on or after January 4, 2010 and is available on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf101>
As with all revisions to the PAPP Guide, NSF has included at the beginning of each section – the Grants Proposal Guide and the Award and Administration Guide – a summary of significant changes.
Notable changes in the PAPP Guide are the implementation of two of the remaining requirements included in the America COMPETES Act: required institutional plans for training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research (RCR) for students (undergraduate and graduate) and postdoctoral fellows; and project outcomes (final) reporting requirements for principal investigators (PIs).
More information and updates on this will be discussed at future River Rats and RARA meetings. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact your ORPA Research Administrator.
Anne Corriveau – x3-2137
Gayle Elledge - x 5-1502
Brenda Kavanaugh - x5-1504
Tammie Martin - x3-3960
Jane Tolbert - x5-4210
Cheryl Williams - x5-1503