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Guidance document to help our research community better understand the agency’s regulations (NSF PAPPG) and expectations, and what resources should be reported in the NSF “Current and Pending Support (C&P).”
Current and Pending Support information is required for each individual designated as Senior Project Personnel on a NSF proposal. Click the link above for content guidelines and the new format requirements for this section effective October 5, 2020.
The Research Appointment Matrix contains comprehensive information about the object codes, fringe rates and payment methods used for various research appointment types (fellows, special appointees, etc.). It is housed on the Faculty Affairs Appointment and Promotion page.
Important Update to the PI Eligibility Guidelines:
Effective July 6, 2020, individuals who are automatically granted continuous or limited PI Rights (see PI Eligibility on a Continuing Basis and PI Eligibility with Limitations below) who have not already taken the FAS and SEAS Update for Faculty and Principal Investigatorson-line course in the Harvard Training Portal must take the course prior to the submission of new or competitive renewal proposals, the acceptance of new or competitive renewal awards, or the establishment of new at-risk accounts by OSP.
Individuals who wish to apply for exceptional PI Rights are required to take the FAS and SEAS Update for Faculty and Principal Investigators on-line course in the Harvard Training Portal before submitting a completed PI Rights Questionnaire to their FAS divisional dean or SEAS dean for consideration. Please be advised that a Harvard University ID (HUID) is needed to access the Harvard Training Portal. Once the course has been successfully completed, a certificate of completion will be generated, and a copy of that certificate must accompany the PI Rights form.
A biographical sketch is required for each individual identified as Senior Project Personnel on a NSF proposal. Click the link above for content guidelines and the new format requirements for this section effective October 5, 2020.
Proposers must include with NSF proposals a description of the internal and external resources (both physical and personnel) that the organization and its collaborators will provide to the project, should it be funded.
If any PI or co-PI identified on the project has received NSF funding in the past five years, information on the award(s) is required. Each PI and co-PI who has received more than one award (excluding amendments) must report on the award most closely related to the proposal.
Each NSF proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include, as a supplementary document, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals.