National Science Foundation COA Document Reminder

As a reminder, with the implementation of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2019 PAPPG, RAs should not use .txt files when uploading more than 10 Collaborator and Other Affiliations (COA) documents. RAs are now able to upload the documents as .xlsx format regardless of the number of COA documents. These instructions should be used both on and FastLane submissions.  

Please note that the NSF Checklist found on Research Admin is regularly updated to include information on changes like this – as well as to include guidance to help the community to avoid issues that we periodically encounter on NSF proposals.

If any NSF tips/tricks should be added or updated, please send that information to