NSF PAPPG 2022 Changes

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently released their PAPPG (NSF 22-1) which will be effective October 4, 2021.

A 22-1 version of the NSF Checklist will be added to the ResearchAdmin website by August 1, 2021.

There are some significant changes/updates that RAs should be aware of:

  • The term “PD” and “co-PD” have been removed
  • References to Research.gov have been added throughout the PAPPG
  • Biographical Sketches [II.C.2.f]
  • Current and Pending Support [II.C.2.h]
  • Planning Proposals [II.E.1]
    • Information on this new type of proposal have been added
  • Career-Life Balance (CLB) Supplemental Funding Requests [II.E.8]
    • CLB is a new “Other Proposal Type”
    • Guidance on submission has been added to the PAPPG
  • Travel Proposal [II.E.11]
    • AORs must certify that prior to proposer’s participation in the meeting NSF will be providing travel funds for, that the meeting organizer has a written policy or code-of-conduct addressing harassment
  • How to Submit Proposals [I.G.2]
    • Includes information on the requirements of the unique entity identifier (UEI)
  • Budget and Budget Justification: Allowable and Unallowable Costs [II.C.2.g.(xiii)(a)]
    • Updated to state that when costs typically considered entertainment are necessary to accomplish the project, they must be included in the budget and budget justification
    • Rental of any property owned by individuals or entities affiliated with NSF grantees, for use as home office workspace is unallowable
    • Includes information to implement Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019: Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
  • Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) Proposal [II.E.5]
    • GOALI proposals must be submitted by a single organization with any collaborators listed as subawards
  • Conference Proposals [II.E.9]
    • Information on complaint and resolution process by included in the policy or code-of-conduct proposers disseminate to conference participants
    • Requires plan for recruitment and support for speakers and other attendees, that includes participation of groups underrepresented in science and engineering
    • Must include description of plans to identify resources for child/family care