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Working with NSF
Sponsor-specific resources related to working with the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Examples of U-M Sponsored Projects with NSF
Tips on Working with NSF
In working with NSF, use Research. gov. Fastlane, a predecessor to Grants.gov, has been phased out. Read more about the transition to Research.gov.
Most other federal sponsors use Grants.gov for their proposals.
- ORSP advises against using Grants.gov for proposals to NSF
- Corrections need to be made in FastLane
- FastLane validations not applied in Grants.gov -
New users are able to register directly through Research.gov. Existing users in FastLane will be migrated to the new system through a simple, one-time operation when signing in to FastLane or Research.gov.
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) new PAPPG (Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide), effective for proposals with off-campus or off-site work due on or after January 30, 2023. Significant changes are detailed in this announcement.
NSF Proposals Must Certify Safe & Inclusive Environments
NSF now requires proposers to certify that they have a plan for creating and maintaining Safe and Inclusive Working Environments for Off-Campus and Off-Site Research for that project.
NSF recognizes that a community effort is essential to eliminate sexual and other forms of harassment in science and to build inclusive scientific climates where people can learn, grow, and thrive. U-M’s Standard Practice Guide (SPG) supports these goals.
ORSP provides important details and resources for compliance at the University of Michigan.