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NSF Proposals - Compliance Checks

Posted Date: 4/24/2015 3:21 PM

Content Categories: Policies-Guidelines-Procedures\NSF

Subject: Compliance Checks for NSF Proposals

To: Research Staff

From: Office of Sponsored Research Services

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that beginning April, 24, 2015, proposals submitted in response to Program Solicitations in FastLane will undergo a series of automated proposal compliance validation checks to ensure they comply with requirements outlined in the Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (Chapter II.C.2. of the Grants Proposal Guide (GPG)). These checks will automatically validate a proposal for compliance against proposal sections per type of funding mechanism. For example, an error message will appear if a project description or budget are not provided in proposals submitted in response to a Program Solicitation. 

Checks will be triggered when proposers select the “Check Proposal,” “Forward to SPO,” or “Submit Proposal” functions. Depending on the rule being checked, a warning or error message will display when a proposal is found to be non-compliant. If an error message appears, the proposal cannot be submitted until it is compliant.

Please note that these automated compliance checks will not be conducted on proposals submitted to NSF via Grants.gov

To view a detailed list of all compliance checks, click here

If you have any questions please contact your OSRS Grant Analyst.​​​​​​​​

This information was authored by Danica Johnson  

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