Important updates to NSF requirements were discussed at the January 18th Research Admin Buzz (RAB) meeting.  Please review each of the topics below and reach out to your OSP Contracting Officer or with any questions!

Goodbye FastLane Proposal Preparation…Hello – Effective January 27, 2023

Effective with the implementation of the PAPPG in January 2023, FastLane will be removed as a submission option from all solicitations.  FastLane System Decommissioning

NSF PAPPG 23-1 – Effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023

A chapter by chapter Summary of Changes to the PAPPG (NSF 23-1) is included in the introductory section.

NSF Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support: SciENcv and NSF Formats

NSF Webinar hosted on January 19thpresentation and on-demand recording are now posted.

NSF Safe and Inclusive Working Environments for Off-Campus or Off-Site Research

Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1), Part I Chapter II section E.9

  • 1/30/2023 …for each proposal that proposes to conduct research off-campus or off site*, the AOR must complete a certification that the organization has a plan in place for that proposal that describes
    • How the following types of behavior will be addressed:
      • Abuse of any person, including, but not limited to, harassment, stalking, bullying, or hazing of any kind, whether the behavior is carried out verbally, physically, electronically, or in written form; or
      • Conduct that is unwelcome, offensive, indecent, obscene, or disorderly.
    • Identifies steps the proposing organization will take to nurture an inclusive off-campus or off-site working environment.
    • Includes communications within the team and to the organization


*For purposes of this requirement, off-campus or off-site research is defined as data/information/samples being collected off-campus or off-site,

 such as fieldwork and research activities on vessels and aircraft


For details on Georgia Tech’s Plan for this regulation, view the January 18th RAB Meeting recording and presentation slides.