NSF New C&P Format – Effective Oct. 5th

As of Monday, October 5th, NSF will begin requiring the new Current & Pending and Biographical Sketch formats to be used in Research.gov and Fastlane when submitting a proposal. In anticipation of this, the Current & Pending (C&P) Tool in ERA will be updated Monday night in order to be compliant with NSF’s new format.

However, it will be unknown whether the ASU version of the NSF Current & Pending document generated from the C&P Tool will be compliant with NSF validations until October 5th when NSF systems begin enforcing the requirement. Please be prepared to either transfer information from the C&P Tool within ERA into the NSF Current & Pending form downloaded from their website or to use SciENcv if errors occur.

UPDATE: The Current & Pending (C&P) report pulled from ASU’s ERA C&P Tool has been tested in both Fastlane and Research.gov. Unfortunately, the ERA C&P report did not pass NSF validations. For any NSF proposals due today or in future, download the PI or Senior Personnel’s C&P report from the C&P Tool and copy and paste the information into SciENcv or into the Current & Pending form downloaded from NSF’s website.

If a C&P has been pulled from the ERA C&P Tool and uploaded to Fastlane or Research.gov for a pending proposal, check the validations again (now that NSF turned on new requirements) and be prepared to replace them with a compliant version.