NSF Preproposal Guidelines 2013

UPDATE: If you’re looking for the information for 2014, checkout the DEBrief post for links.

It’s that time of year again when we’re all busy working on preproposals for the National Science Foundation, and just like last year it’s more difficult than you would think to track down the official guidelines using Google. So, for all of you who don’t have a minute to spare, here they are:

Also, remember that Biographical Sketches are different than for full proposals:

Biographical Sketches (2-page limit for each) should be included for each person listed on the Personnel page. It should include the individual’s expertise as related to the proposed research, professional preparation, professional appointments, five relevant publications, five additional publications, and up to five synergistic activities. Advisors, advisees, and collaborators should not be listed on this document, but in a separate table (see below).

And that there is a big stack of things that should not be included at this stage in the process:

Budget, Budget Justification, Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources, Current and Pending Support, Letters of Collaboration, Data Management Plan, Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan, RUI Impact Statement, Certification of RUI Eligibility, or any other Supplementary Documents.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Included separate links for DEB and IOS.

3 Comments on “NSF Preproposal Guidelines 2013

  1. Also big change in way to submit Conflicts of Interest…and…this is REALLY getting neurotic…but I that this year we enter $0 as the amount in the cover page, whereas last year it was $2 #typeApersonailty

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the $0 thing. Nothing like changing mundane details just for the fun of it :), though of course it is quite a bit more intuitive this way.

  3. Pingback: NSF Pre-proposal guidelines/instructions « Jabberwocky Ecology | Weecology's Blog

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