This is that beautiful part of the summer where the days are longer, we’re all exploring this beautiful state of ours, and everyone is feeling optimistic. For me, relaxation during the summer usually mean Tigers games, music festivals, sailing on Thursdays, great conversations sitting out on the deck, and BBQ’s with friends. This year, Comerica Park is back to full capacity, music venues are reopening, my usual restaurants are back in service, and I have huge optimism about returning to campus! While for most, you’re returning to our beautiful East Lansing Spartan oasis after almost 16 months, this will be my first time since 2009 that I’ll be working within steps from the best football stadium I know.
Our dedicated DER team is looking forward to relaxing over the long weekend so our staff can come back refreshed, renewed, and ready for the next month as we approach the July 26th
NSF CAREER deadline. Time and time again I am incredibly impressed with the hard work of this team, and I can’t wait to see us successfully guide each of these important proposals out the door during the busiest day of DER’s year. We will be celebrating with each faculty, as one-by-one, the proposals are reviewed and submitted.
As a reminder, if you haven’t already, please remember to submit your Proposal Processing Forms (PPFs) early so we can get the details knocked out and you can focus on perfecting the science that we love to support.
If you have additional questions regarding NSF Career Proposals, please send an email to email@example.com as you begin to prepare now and remember DER is here to help and support faculty. Feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions relating to DER.
Issuance of NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 22-1)
The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021. Significant changes include:
A new section covering requests for reasonable and accessibility accommodations regarding the proposal process or requests for accessibility accommodations to access NSF’s electronic systems, websites and other digital content;
Increasing the page limit for the biographical sketch from two to three pages;
Updates to the current and pending support section of NSF proposals to require that information on objectives and overlap with other projects is provided to help NSF and reviewers assess overlap/duplication;
Adding planning proposals and Career-Life Balance supplemental funding requests as new proposal types;
Updates to travel proposals will require that AORs certify that prior to the proposer’s participation in the meeting for which NSF travel support is being requested, the proposer will assure that the meeting organizer has a written policy or code-of-conduct addressing harassment.
You are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG.
NSF plans to conduct a webinar covering these changes. Visit the NSF policy outreach website
to sign up for notifications about this and other outreach events.
While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on October 4, 2021, in the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 20-1) continue to apply.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office at: email@example.com
Jean Feldman Head, Policy Office Division of Institution and Award Support Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management
The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC)
Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing Technologies is a statewide
program that funds translational research applications in several
The mission of this program is to advance digital and computing
technologies that address future, or poorly met market needs out of the
labs and bring to the market.