ERA C&P Tool Updates

Ongoing ERA C&P Issue

There is an ongoing issue where the C&P tool does not consistently recognize personnel listed with a role of “Other” or “Co-Investigator” in the Funding Proposal (FP) and ERA Award (AWD). This is currently being reviewed to resolve this issue as soon as possible. 

New NSF C&P Format

As noted in April, the ERA Current and Pending (C&P) tool will be updated to allow users to generate reports in the new NSF-approved C&P format. The necessary code needed from our vendor was has now been received, and developers are working to make the needed C&P tool enhancements this month. Once NSF rolls out the new C&P validations in their systems, testing will be performed to confirm if the ERA-generated C&P’s will pass NSF validations.

In the meantime, any NSF proposals due on or after June 1, 2020 must include C&P documents in an NSF-approved format – and those C&Ps will need to be prepared using NSF’s PDF form or the SciENcv. Please see NSF’s Current and Pending page for links and guidance: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/cps.jsp.

Note: NSF announced today that they have updated their new C&P and Biographical Sketch formats. See NSF’s announcement for details.