On June 1st, 2020, NSF will implement the newest version of the PAPPG (NSF 20-1) for proposals submitted or due on or after this date. One of the largest changes to the PAPPG are the new formatting requirements for biographical sketches and current and pending support.
NSF recognizes that COVID-19 pandemic has put additional stress on proposers and that the research community has not been able to adequately prepare for the implementation of the new requirements. As a result, NSF has made the decision to delay the requirements to use the new NSF-approved formats for the biographical sketch and current and pending support sections until October 1st, 2020. Over the next week, NSF will update existing policy guidance, websites, and FAQs to reflect this change.
All other changes to the PAPPG will continue to be implemented beginning June 1st, 2020.