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7._ Let your departmental grants support staff and your ORDS representative know that you are preparing a proposal.

8._ Print a copy of the  NSF Proposal Checklist.  Please note all NSF proposals must contain the following components (unless otherwise specified in the funding announcement):

-Cover Sheet
-References Cited
-Budget Justification
-Facilities, Equipment, & Other Resources
-Project Summary
-Project Description
-Biographical Sketch
-Current & Pending Support
-Project Data Form
-Data Management Plan
-Mentoring Plan
-Supplementary Documents, if applicable

The NSF Proposal Checklist also features crucial tips and recommendations based on the experience of ORDS staff and SLU faculty.

9._ Go over your funding announcement in close detail to note any specific application requirements or review criteria unique to your program or solicitation.
  • Refer to the NSF Policy Information and Updates for information on recent policy changes and updates, including the Cost Sharing Policy, Data Management Plan and Guidance on Human Subjects, and more.
  • Click here to see if your department or directorate has any additional requirements regarding the Data Management Plan.
10._  Find SLU-specific information on the ORDS Information Commonly Needed web-page.

11._  If you are preparing a collaborative proposal of have any subawards, be sure to include any additional information required.

SLU requires that a Letter of Intent to Establish a Consortium, Scope of Work, and separate budget/budget justification be submitted for any off-site collaborators or subawards.  Upload these documents to eRS with your proposal.

FastLane users have the option of submitting one (1) joint proposal or two (2) linked proposals.  Linked proposals allow NSF to distribute funds to each participating institution directly and help streamline the submission process.



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