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Apr 13 -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites comment by June 13, 2022 on the draft revision of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) to incorporate a number of policy-related changes and clarifications of language.

The regular submission of proposals to the Foundation is part of the collection of information and is used to help NSF fulfill this responsibility by initiating and supporting merit-selected research and education projects in all the scientific and engineering disciplines. NSF receives more than 50,000 proposals annually for new projects, and makes approximately 11,000 new awards.

Support is made primarily through grants, contracts, and other agreements awarded to approximately 2,000 colleges, universities, academic consortia, nonprofit institutions, and small businesses. The awards are based mainly on merit evaluations of proposals submitted to the Foundation.

The draft NSF PAPPG is now available for review and consideration on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/​bfa/​dias/​policy/​. To facilitate review, revised text has been highlighted in yellow throughout the document to identify significant changes. A brief comment explanation of the change also is provided.
[Review of highlighted revisions identifies several items likely of interest to AEA members:

1) Information on new NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP)
2) Transition from FastLane to Research.gov
3) Use of Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) to invite proposals
4) Concept outline requirement
5) Disclosure requirements
6) Certifications required of proposing organization and those required of senior personnel]
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-07941

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