The update below was sent to all MIT PIs who have current or pending NSF awards and proposals with OSP. However, eligible Assistant Professors who have never applied to the NSF before may also be interested in the CAREER program, and would not have received it. Please pass this reminder along to your faculty who will hold a tenure-track Assistant Professor position by October 1, 2017.
From: Danforth Nicholas
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 11:12 AM
Please note that the NSF is physically moving to Alexandria, VA this summer, which will cause temporary shutdowns of NSF electronic systems and delays in processing of routine requests. To avoid delay in funding, many NSF programs are requesting that progress reports be submitted early (by June 15th) to allow time for the NSF to release incremental funding prior to the shutdown. Check with your program officer to confirm if this applies to you.
- Proposals to the NSF CAREER program for Assistant Professors are due July 19-21 this year. NSF is holding a live Webinar with Q&A about the program on May 22 at 1pm. More resources are available on the CAREER Program page.
- NSF has published new FAQs about the publication upload requirements that went into effect in January 2016.
- The NSF recently launched a Quarterly Policy Newsletter.
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback.
Thanks so much
NSF Liaison, MIT Office of Sponsored Programs
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