The information contained in this Guide will assist the organization in preparing documents which NSF requires to conduct administrative and financial reviews of the organization.
This Guide also serves as a means of highlighting the accountability requirements associated with Federal awards.
Adherence to type size and line spacing requirements also is necessary to ensure that no proposer will have an unfair advantage, by using smaller type or line spacing to provide more text in the proposal. With the exception of proposal certifications (which are submitted via the Authorized Organizational Representative function), these documents should be submitted via the Fast Lane Proposal Preparation Module. Authorization to Deviate from NSF Proposal Preparation Requirements (if applicable) Instructions for obtaining authorization to deviate from NSF proposal preparation instructions are provided in Chapter II. Proposers also may designate persons they would prefer not review the proposal, indicating why. Exhibit II-2 contains information on conflicts of interest that may be useful in preparation of this list.
Exhibit II-2 contains information on conflicts of interest that may be useful in preparation of this list.
To facilitate proposal preparation, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding proposal preparation and submission are available on the NSF website.
Proposers should also be aware of core strategies that are essential to the fulfillment of NSFs mission, as articulated in Investing in Science, Engineering, and Education for the Nations Future: NSF Strategic Plan, 2014-2018.
Each section of the proposal that is uploaded as a file should be individually paginated prior to being uploaded to the electronic system. Proposal Margin and Spacing Requirements The proposal must conform to the following requirements: a.
Use one of the following typefaces identified below: A font size of less than 10 points may be used for mathematical formulas or equations, figures, table or diagram captions and when using a Symbol font to insert Greek letters or special characters.
The checklist is not intended to be an all-inclusive repetition of the required proposal contents and associated proposal preparation guidelines.
It is, however, meant to highlight certain critical items so they will not be overlooked when the proposal is prepared.
NSFs contribution to the national innovation ecosystem is to provide cutting-edge research under the guidance of the Nations most creative scientists and engineers.