National Science Foundation (NSF) Resources

 

RAS has compiled a set of guidelines, templates, and tools to facilitate the development of NSF proposals. The templates have been reviewed and updated, if necessary, to reflect changes and clarifications described in NSF 20-1, the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, effective for proposals submitted on or due on or after June 1, 2020.

To view the full text of the 20-1 PAPPG, see the Related Links section of this page.

NSF Resources

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NSF Current and Pending Support

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.

NSF Biographical Sketch

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.

NSF Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources Template

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.

NSF Results from Prior NSF Support Template

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.

NSF Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan Template

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.

Guidelines for NSF CAREER Awards

To assist faculty in the development of proposals, FAS Research Development has developed guidelines for faculty who intend to apply for NSF CAREER Awards.

Sample Proposal Library

This proposal library contains recently successful grant proposals from FAS and SEAS applicants available for use by request from FAS and SEAS faculty and principal investigators.

Broader Impacts Resources

This resource provides information on programs and resources in and around Harvard that FAS and SEAS faculty can leverage to demonstrate the potential for a project to benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes.

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