NSF Delays Implementation of Forms Requirement

The new NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) went into effect on June 1. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the agency has delayed the requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections of NSF proposals until October 5, 2020. In the meantime, proposers must continue to format these documents in accordance with PAPPG requirements (see PAPPG sections II.C.2.f and II.C.2.h). NSF encourages the community to use the NSF-approved formats now and provide valuable feedback as they enhance them for the October implementation.