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What's New: Agency Requirements for Submitting External Grant Proposals


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • NIH Peer Review Process- Grants and Cooperative Agreements

  • Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)-  NIH began implementing the that federal-wide Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) in the Fall of 2012. The RPPR is required for all awards issued under the Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP), and all F awards, with budget start dates on or after July 1, 2013.


National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • NSF Applicants: Changes are coming to how you start a proposal in FastLane
    Currently, FastLane allows you to start a new proposal by copying from a previously submitted proposal or by using a previously created template. Starting August 2, 2013 applicants will only be able to copy proposals submitted under the current version of NSF's Grant Proposal Guide (GPG). Additionally, you will no longer be able to create and save templates in FastLane. However, the standard process for creating a new proposal remains unchanged.

  • Attention FastLane Users: As part of the transition of project reports to, you must stop submitting project reports in FastLane starting February 1, 2013.
    On March 18, 2013, NSF transfered its current project reporting service from FastLane to As part of the transition of project reports to, there will be a mandatory FastLane freeze. This means NSF awardees must stop submitting project reports in FastLane starting on February 1, 2013.  For more information, go to the Project Report Information Page.

  • NSF 13-1  Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)- Effective January 14, 2013.
    A summary of significant changes are listed here.