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NSF Update Presentations - Fall 2014 NSF Grants Conference

NSF Update Presentations - Fall 2014 NSF Grants Conference hosted by George Washington University - October 6-7, 2014

  • Introduction and NSF Overview
    • Topics Covered - Origins of NSF; NSF Organization; NSF Budget in the Federal Context; NSF Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request; Funding Trends; Key Documents
  • Proposal Preparation
    • Topics Covered - Find Funding Opportunities; Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide; Types of Proposal Submissions; Sections of an NSF Proposal; Postdoctoral Mentoring Plans; Data Management Plans
  • NSF Merit Review Process
    • Topics Covered - Proposal and Award Timeline; Proposal Preparation and Submission; Reminders When Preparing Proposals; Proposal Review and Processing; Program Officer Review; Proposal Review Criteria; Types of Reviews; Becoming a Reviewer; Managing Conflicts of Interest; Funding Decisions; Award Processing; Issuing the Award
  • Award Management
    • Topics Covered - Award Management; NSF Award Process; Awardee Responsibilities; Post Award Notifications and Requests; Reporting and Monitoring; Suspension and Termination; Civil Rights Compliance
  • NSF Policy Update
    •  Topics Covered - Uniform Guidance - Background; Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update; Uniform Guidance Implementation; Other Significant Policy Changes; Automated Compliance Checking for Proposals; Research Performance Progress Report Update; Award Cash Management Service (ACM$)
  • Crosscutting and Special Interest Programs
    • Topics Covered - Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE); Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP); Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI); Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) & EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER); Innovation Corps (I-Corps) – Teams & Site; Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU); Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI); Facilitating Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI); Science & Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STC)
  • International Programs
    •  Topics Covered - U.S. R&D spending up 1% to $465B or ~2.8% of GDP; ~$1.6 Trillion invested in R&D around the world; Total global investments in R&D (% of GDP) will stay relatively steady throughout the world in 2014; US share of global R&D spending down 0.6% since 2012; Asia’s up by 2.1% ;China’s R&D spending could surpass U.S. by early 2020’s
  • Office of the Inspector General
    • Topics Covered - Audits NSF-funded grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; Determines whether costs claimed by awardees are allowable, reasonable and allocated properly; Oversees annual audit of NSF’s financial statement; Promotes economy and efficiency in NSF’s financial, administrative, and programmatic operations
  • Breakout Sessions:
  • IT Modernization/
    • Topics Covered - Public Access; Enhancements; ACM$; Usability: Homepage and Single Sign-On; Usability: Project Reporting; Notifications and Requests; Proposal Submission Modernization; Automated Compliance Checking; ORCID; SciENcv; PI/SPO Input Opportunities

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