As of November 23rd, NSF’s grants management system, Research.gov, enabled three new proposal types to be used: Rapid Response Research (RAPID), EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), and Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE). New automated compliance checks and associated error and warning messages were also implemented for these proposal types. More information about these compliance checks can be found on the NSF website here. NSF plans to incrementally move the submission of all proposals from Fastlane to Research.gov by 2022.
Based on feedback from the research community, NSF has removed the font type and font size automated compliance checks and compliance warnings for Research.gov proposals to align with FastLane and NSF policy. Although these compliance checks have been removed, proposals still need to comply with font type and font size guidance found in the NSF PAPPG.
The new Research.gov Demo Site was also launched which allows research administrators and PIs to create demo proposals. Available proposal types include those currently available in Research.gov. More information and FAQs about the Research.gov Demo Site can be found here.