National Science Foundation system-to-system applications

When an NSF application is linked to Grants.gov, the Narrative dropdown should provide all of the required Narrative Types.


Forms available are listed on the Grants.gov screen, Forms tab.


If your proposal requires the Deviation Authorization or Suggested Reviewers form, use the following instructions:

Select Edit → Abstracts      


Use the Down arrow at the far right of the abstract tabs if you cannot see the Suggested Reviewers, Reviewers Not to Include or Deviation Authorization tabs.

Instructions:

Suggested Reviewers:  Enter the First, Middle and Last Name of each suggested reviewer who you believe is especially qualified to review the application.  Formatting, such as carriage returns will not be translated to the form so keep the text entered as basic as possible using semi-colons and periods to separate lines of text. Click the Save icon. Once an abstract is entered and saved, a checkmark appears beside the Abstract Type, and the User ID and timestamp for this entry is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Reviewers Not to Include: Enter the First, Middle, and Last Name of reviewers who you prefer NOT to review the application. Be sure to indicate why the designated person(s) are listed. NSF Grant Proposal Guide Chapter II, Exhibit II-2, Potentially Disqualifying Conflicts of Interest, contains information on conflicts of interest that may be useful in preparation of this list.  Formatting, such as carriage returns will not be translated to the form so keep the text entered as basic as possible using semi-colons and periods to separate lines of text.   Click the Save icon. Once an abstract is entered and saved, a checkmark appears beside the Abstract Type, and the User ID and timestamp for this entry is displayed at the bottom of the screen.   

Deviation Authorization.  NSF must provide advance authorization for any deviations from standard NSF proposal preparation instructions.  Deviations may be authorized through specification of different requirements in an NSF solicitation (all applicants); or by the written approval of the cognizant NSF Assistant Director/Office Head or designee (individual requests). See Chapter IV.B. of the GPG for additional information.

To identify a deviation in your Coeus application, navigate to the Abstracts → Deviation Authorization screen and utilize one of the following entries, as appropriate:

(a) Reference the solicitation number that authorized the deviation to this opportunity (all applicants); or

(b) Identify the name, date and title of the NSF official authorizing the deviation (individual deviation)

Formatting, such as carriage returns will not be translated to the form so keep the text entered as basic as possible using semi-colons and periods to separate lines of text.  Click the Save button.  Once an abstract is entered and saved, a checkmark appears beside the Abstract Type, and the User ID and timestamp for this entry is displayed at the bottom of the screen.