Updated NSF Policies & Procedures Guide
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has published an updated version of its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide. Part I of the guide consists of proposal preparation and submission guidelines, while Part II is comprised of award, administration, and monitoring guidelines. Some of the changes include instruction for new types of proposals, such as Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI), information for submitters to comply with federal environmental statutes, required documentation for projects involving human subjects, and clarified language about policies regarding vertebrates used for research. The changes will go into effect in January 2017.