Monday, January 25, 2010
Important NSF Announcement re: Postdoc Monitoring
Jean Feldman, Head of the Policy Office in the Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management at the National Science Foundation stated today at the Federal Demonstration Project meeting that the new requirement for including a section on POSTDOC MENTORING in new applications is to be taken very seriously. Since it is part of the America Competes Act, NSF feels that it has no latitude to make exceptions. NSF has noted very poor compliance with the new requirement. Therefore, NSF is going to reject proposals that don't include the required section and there will be no opportunity to correct the proposal no matter what stage of review.