New Guidance For NSF Personnel Documents

Effective for proposals due on or after June 1, 2020, NSF will validate biographical sketches and current and pending support documents that are submitted in an NSF-approved format upon document upload in Research.gov and FastLane. Noncompliant documents will not be uploaded to the proposal, and users will receive an error with instructions on how to proceed. A proposal cannot be submitted without these required documents. NSF requires a biographical sketch (limited to two pages) and current and pending support for each individual identified as senior personnel.

Biographical Sketches

Approved formats for creating a biographical sketch are one of the following:

  • NSF Fillable PDF: NSF is providing a fillable PDF for use in preparation of the biographical sketch. Proposers will be able to download it from this page, complete the form, and upload it as part of their proposal via FastLane or Research.gov.

Current and Pending Support

Approved formats for creating current & pending support are one of the following:

  • NSF Fillable PDF - NSF is providing a fillable PDF of the current & pending support format. Proposers will be able to download it from this page, complete the form, and upload as part of their proposal via FastLane, or Research.gov.

Other Resources

Questions

Please reach out to your contract administrator or nsf-help@mit.edu for assistance.