NSF provides a summary of significant changes in the Guide, listed below.
- The section on post-submission to Grants.gov has been updated to reflect the availability of Research.gov to track the status of grant applications to NSF (Chapter III, Section 6).
- The NSF Grants.gov Application Cover Page has been updated to include the Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) mechanisms (Chapter VI, Section 1).
- The NSF Application Checklist is no longer a form required to be submitted with each application. Rather, it has been converted to a Checklist for use by the organization in conducting an administrative review, prior to electronic submission, to ensure that an application complies with all application preparation instructions, in the format specified. The NSF Application Checklist now appears in Chapter VII.