National Science Foundation

NSF OIG Investigates Plagiarism in Funded Proposals

According to Science magazine, “The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investigating nearly 100 cases of suspected plagiarism drawn from a single year’s worth of proposals funded by the agency.”  The proposals are those funded by NSF in 2011.  The article is available at http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/03/nsf-audit-of-successful-proposal.html.

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) FastLane System Enhancements

 

Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane System to begin automated compliance checking for all required sections of full proposals. This will bring NSF systems in line with long-standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)). Preliminary proposals are not affected by this system enhancement.

NSF Offers Funds for Starting International Collaborations

If you are interested in starting a project with a researcher in another country, check out the National Science Foundation’s Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) grant program: http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkP...

NSF New Grant-Submission Rules

NSF New Grant-Submission Rules - Article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

 

From

Karen M. Jensen, MBA
Manager, Sponsored Programs Administration
University of New Hampshire
51 College Road, Durham NH 03824
E: Karen.Jensen@unh.edu

P: 603-862-2172 

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AFFECTING NSF PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND AWARD REPORTING, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14, 2013

The National Science Foundation has issued a new version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 13-1), effective for proposals submitted on or after January 14, 2013.  The PAPPG consists of two documents relating to NSF's proposal and award processes:

Dec 10: NSF BIO-Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Webinar on Pre-proposal Review Process

Webinar Date: Monday, December 10, 2012     Webinar Time: 2:00PM, Eastern Standard Time

 

The next preliminary proposal deadline for IOS is January 18, 2013. 

The current IOS core program solicitation NSF 13-506 can be found here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13506/nsf13506.htm

Critical information about NSF reporting requirements

UPDATE:  The NSF has confirmed that awardees must stop submitting project reports in FastLane as of February 1, 2013.   NSF will transfer project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov on March 18, 2013.  The transition to Research.gov requires that reporting in FastLane be frozen; so, to assist grantees with this transition, the overdue date will be extended for all project reports that are currently scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013.

 

UNH Researchers to Create Sustainability Science-Based Afterschool Program for Rural and Indigenous Youth of New England

A multidisciplinary team led by UNH researchers will engage over 2000 rural and indigenous youth in afterschool programs across New England in which they will map sustainable practices (MSP) within their communities.

The goals of the project are to (1) strengthen the connection for youth between science and their home and community lives, and (2) research whether the program improves science achievement in traditionally underachieving groups.

NSF Awards $450,000 to UNH and Conductive Compounds Inc. for Solar Panel Innovation

UNH researchers Dale Barkey (chemical engineering) and Xiaowei Teng (chemical engineering) and their partner Don Banfield (CEO) of Conductive Compounds Inc. in Hudson, NH, recently received $450,000 from the National Science Foundation to help produce more conductive and cost-effective solar panels. The three-year grant, under the GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) program, will support the engineering of nanoparticles of silver suitable for screen-printing onto photovoltaic solar panels.

UNH Professor and Oyster River Middle School Teacher Share Research in the Netherlands with Students

This summer, students at Oyster River Middle School in Durham got a close-up look at real-world research when their intern, Berkley Sadana, accompanied Diane Foster, UNH associate professor of mechanical engineering, on a trip to the Netherlands to study how waves cause beach erosion.

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