The new set of automated compliance checks will trigger warning or error messages depending on the funding opportunity type for each of the following rules:
- Biographical Sketch(es) and Current and Pending Support files are required for each Senior Personnel associated with a proposal.
- Biographical Sketch(es) can only be uploaded as a file, must not exceed two pages and can no longer be entered as text.
Proposers submitting through Grants.gov should be aware that Grants.gov will allow a proposal to be submitted, even if it does not comply with these proposal preparation requirements. Should NSF receive a proposal from Grants.gov that is not compliant, it may be returned without review.
For additional information see:
FastLane Advisory: Attention Proposers: New Automated Proposal Submission Compliance Checks Coming to FastLane
Research.gov: Attention Proposers: New Automated Proposal Submission Compliance Checks Coming to FastLane
July 26, 2016 update: NSF has notified the community that “this implementation was rescheduled due to a power outage which caused all servers to shut down. The new automated proposal submission compliance checks will be available on August 1.”