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NSF grant proposal not reviewed despite being received

I submitted an NSF research grant proposal (Mathematics) last year. The status for my proposal shows "pending" on the website. I was talking to a professor recently, who told me that she was ...
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NSF two-ninths rule for soft money PIs

The NSF, "as a general policy", will fund only up to two months' salary for senior personnel on its grants, which includes PIs and another category of, roughly, "people who smell like ...
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NSF CAREER Proposal For PUI Faculty [closed]

I am currently a tenure-track faculty at a PUI ("Primarily Undergrad Institution"). I recently received a research grant from NSF to start the lab and research in a small scale. Now I am ...
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NSF Career Grant Eligibility

Is someone who is not a US citizen and doesn’t have a green card but is working as a faculty at a state university in the US eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER grant? I am not sure if citizenship/...
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Is it necessary to acknowledge a finished project?

After a funding project is completed (e.g., an NSF project), researchers often continue to conduct research based on that project, such as using databases, data tools, experimental material, ...
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One Proposal, Two Submissions (NSF GRFP and NDSEG)

I'll be applying this coming fall to start a master's program in fall 2024 and plan on applying for both the GRFP and NDSEG for potential funding. I was wondering if there are any guidelines about ...
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Is there a possibility that an NSF proposal recommended for funding might not be awarded the funds?

Is there a possibility that an NSF proposal recommended for funding might not be awarded the funds? If so, what could be possible reasons? Also, how long does it typically take for a recommended ...
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Is it possible to reallocate NSF funds from the graduating PhD student to support the postdoc?

An NSF grant budget includes funding for two PhD students, with one student graduating soon and transitioning to a postdoc position within the group. Is it possible to reallocate funds from the ...
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What happens if a PI has already reached the NSF two-month summer salary cap and a new proposal is being recommended for funding?

National Science Foundation (NSF) has two-month salary cap known as the two-ninths-rule: ``Summer salary for faculty members on academic-year appointments is limited to no more than two-ninths of ...
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Transferring NSF grant to Canadian University

I am a postdoc (Canadian citizen) working at a USA university. Me and my postdoc supervisor are planning to apply for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (computer science), where I will be the ...
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Post-docs cannot be PIs: should a place-holder PI be included?

I have a situation similar to the question asked here, with some differences. I am getting ready to submit an NSF grant proposal (as a PI). On this project, I'd like to work closely with a post-doc ...
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How should I write a proposal in which one of the PI does nothing?

An NSF research proposal was prepared last year. Even though all scientific work planned at the university will be done by two postdocs and 2 - 3 graduate students, the university requires a tenured/...
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How should a renewal NSF proposal be prepared differently?

What NSF's guideline (PAPPG) says about (traditional) renewal proposals is that they... ...must be developed as fully as though the proposer is applying for the first time. Should there some special ...
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What does NSF do with Project Reports?

I am working on an NSF (in the USA) project report now and wondering what users end up using this information. Do program officers use it when considering me in my next grant application? Does NSF ...
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What does an NSF-sponsored conference mean?

Do the sponsors of a conference have anything to do with the quality of that conference? In particular, can someone conclude something of a conference's quality by an NSF sponsorship? I searched ...
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PhD student paid from NSF grant also working side job as independent contractor

I am a PhD student in the US that is currently paid as a grad research asst. from my advisor's NSF grant full time (100% FTE) during the summer and 1/2 time (50% FTE) during the school year, with the ...
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How far ahead does NSF recruit panelists for proposal review meetings?

NSF has in person meetings as part of the peer review of grants. How far ahead of time are the participants recruited? I am looking for a general rule of thumb, like three to four months, not an ...
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Do universities generally allow faculty members to teach while getting NSF summer salary?

What is the general practice for universities in USA in deciding if there any conflict between receiving 2 month salary funded by an NSF grant (the maximum) and teaching a Summer course (which ...
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Frequently checking NSF website for new grant?

Shall one frequently check the NSF website for newly released grant opportunities? How often does NSF release a new grant in fields like Machine Learning or Deep Learning? Per Month? Per half a year?
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Switching from physics to math PhD with NSF GRFP

I will graduate this semester with a bachelor's degree in physics (in the US). I applied for PhD programs in physics, but have come to realize (rather late in the process) that I want to pursue a PhD ...
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Is it ethical to be dropped as a sub-awardee / co-PI after helping to write a grant proposal?

I co-wrote a proposal with two faculty members who mentored me during my PhD. Since I am now a non-tenure track Assistant Professor at a different institution than the other two, I was to be given a ...
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Postdoc Offer from NSF Host Institution

I am currently a PhD student. I received a postdoc offer from the host institution in my NSF postdoc fellowship application, and later received the NSF offer. My advisor mentioned that I might be ...
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NSF Postdoc Fellowship Announcement?

I'm having trouble finding information on when announcements might be made on fellowship awards. I'm specifically interested in Biology "Rules of Life" track.
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Applying for NSF PRFB. What constitutes "Current and Pending Support" for a postdoc?

I am applying for the NSF PRFB. I recently began a postdoc position in lab and have been funded since June 2021 by my PI's NIH award. I have no sources of current or pending funding that have been ...
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Consequences of mistakenly rounding up GPA on fellowship application?

First of all, I am not asking whether it is ethical to round one's GPA. I essentially rounded my GPA by accident and want to know the possible consequences of this. I applied to the NSF GRFP. Recently,...
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As a brand new faculty member who has had no current or pending grants, what to include in "NSF Current and Pending Support"?

As a brand new faculty member who has had no current or pending grants, what to include in "NSF Current and Pending Support"? Basically, should I leave it blank? Below is the info from the ...
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Should I ask my class instructors for letters of recommendations for a fellowship?

I am a first-year graduate student in mechanical engineering. For most of the fellowships I want to apply, such as the NSF fellowship for graduate students, they all require 3 letters of ...
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How do massive research projects manage conflicts of interest?

I am a machine learning researcher, and my field is beginning to embrace the massive, multi-institution collaborations that have become common in other sciences. For example, I am a coauthor on this ...
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When does NSF update the status date?

I have submitted a proposal to NSF about 9 months ago, and the status of the proposal in Fastlane is "pending" with the last update being the day after it was submitted. Does it mean that it ...
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NSF proposal still pending but status date changed! [duplicate]

It has been 6 months since I submitted an NSF proposal. I noticed the status date got updated to today, but the status is still pending. No email or call from the PM. Is this a decline for sure?
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Is dyslexia regarded as a severe disability for academic applications?

For the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) application they ask: Other serious disability related to a physical, mental, or emotional condition is included in ...
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NSF postdoc as graduate student: Should I list highest degree as Ph.D. or Masters in application form

I am currently a graduate student (hopefully) in my final year. I am applying to the NSF postdoc program in mathematics. As part of this application, I need to fill out an application form and a ...
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NSF letter of intent to collaborate w/ industry partner

Currently a university is pursuing an NSF grant with an industry partner, who might participate in a minor role. The university has jointly appointed faculty with the partner. These faculty would be ...
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Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 2nd Year Graduate Student Eligibility

I am a bit confused about the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) academic level requirements. There seems to be a contradiction. The application implies second year graduate students can ...
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Receiving funding as a foreigner from NSF (for a foreign NGO)

I was a university student in Russia but not finished my study because of discriminatory reasons. (I consider my missing professor's diploma as a fake document and Russia illegal.) So I have no even ...
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Can one submit overlapping grant proposals?

I plan to submit an NSF CAREER proposal this Summer. From what I have heard, the review process will take several months, and most likely I won't receive a decision until the next year. In December, I ...
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Can NSF fund Lecturers?

This question is somewhat related to: How portable are NSF grants between institutions and internationally? I am currently employed as Lecturer by a state university in the USA. I am a recent PhD and ...
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NSF proposal dwell time during COVID19 pandemic

I would like to hear your experience in the dwell time of the current NSF merit review process during the COVID19 crisis. Per NSF data, they met their 75% performance goal to provide a decision ...
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Can RUI grants be transferred to research universities?

Suppose a NSF RUI (research at undergraduate institute) proposal is funded. Can the funding be transferred to a research university if the PI move to that university?
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Get Information about NSF grant with grant number

Papers funded by NSF grants usually contain a phrase like "This research was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants ENG-XXXXXX". I wonder if it is possible to find some information ...
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NSF IIS status date changed, status still pending

It has been close to three months since my NSF IIS proposal submission. The status date changed today on NSF Fastlane but the status is still pending. Does it mean it is going to be declined?
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NSF personnel funding

If I request say 3 months summer salary at the rate I'm being paid by my academic institution, where would that money come from? (a) Would I be paid directly from NSF? (b) Would the NSF pay my ...
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How much time do I have to spend for NSF panel?

The field is mathematics/computer science. If one were to be selected to serve on an NSF panel, how much time/effort, realistically, will one be expected to spend? Especially for someone with no ...
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Should major awards be included in an NSF postdoc application? If so where?

I am applying to the NSF postdoctoral fellowship in mathematics. As I understand it, I am essentially trying to convince the NSF that my proposed work is interesting, and that I am able to do it. In ...
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The decoration of language in proposal writing [closed]

I am a newbie to proposal writing although have been writing research papers for several years. After the rejection of my first NSF proposal, I am becoming aware that the proposal language is quite ...
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Biographical Sketches in NSF Postdoc application

I am applying for NSF postdoc and it is asking for Biographical Sketches ( see part 14 in here) https://www.nsf.gov/mps/dms/MSPRF/MSPRF_Application_Instructions_FY20.pdf. So I was wondering if we can ...
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Who reads the NSF postdoc fellowship applications? (mathematics)

I am applying for the NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, and I noticed the guidelines say the following: The Project Description should be written with both specialists ...
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NSF proposals: What exactly is wanted in the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact sections?

I have been looking all over for more information on what exactly should go in the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact sections of NSF proposals. So far I have found two decent explanations, one by ...
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How do applicants for an NSF fellowship come up with a research plan for the research statement part of the applications

I understand reviewing literature is an important part of completing the application. Do most applicants develop a plan independently solely based off of the articles they read or do faculty advisors ...
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NSF GRFP Application for a Rising Undergraduate Senior

Prefacing this, I am currently a rising undergraduate senior who plans to attend graduate school after I finish this last year. I want to work toward a PhD in neuroscience. Over the past year, I have ...
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