NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide: everything you need to know.
Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) Link to current Excel template compliant with NSF PAPPG. The completed Excel format file must be uploaded to FastLane.
Current and Pending Choose from two MS Word documents; one with tables, the other with plain text. See toolkit pg. 21-22
Biosketch Template for NSF biographical sketch. Current for PAPPG 19-1.
Data Management Plan Data management plan tool generates document. Specialists available at OSU library for consultation and review. See COE NSF Toolkit (linked below) pg. 26-27.
Post-Doctoral Researcher Mentoring Plan Required in supplementary documents for any proposal that requests funding for a postdoctoral researcher. See toolkit pg. 25 
Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources Form for assessing adequecy of resources available to perform efforts proposed in Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts review criteria.  See toolkit pg. 23
Letter of Collaboration Template compliant with NSF PAPPG 19-1. Note: failure to use template may result in proposal's return without review.
Document Checklist Updated checklist designed by Proposal Support Team to help keep track of everything needed for Fastlane
COE NSF Toolkit Cliffnotes designed by Proposal Support Team to help navigate NSF GPG-16-1.



FAQs for CAREER proposals FAQs for NSF CAREER proposals 2017-2019
Solicitation, Webinar Official rules and guidelines for NSF CAREER award
2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation Helpful document provided by NSF in 15-555 solicitation for information on evaluating educational activities.
2017 OSU CAREER Workshop Zip compressed presentation packet from OSU/KSU co-hosted NSF CAREER Workshop in Portland, OR, April 3-4, 2017
Broader Impacts for Faculty 2016-2017 Created by OSU Precollege Programs to help faculty navigate the Broader Impacts section.
Departmental Letter Template required for departmental letter. Note: failure to use template or omission of Departmental Letter will result in proposal's return without review.
Letter of Collaboration
Template required by CAREER solicitation for Letter of Collaboration. Note: failure to use template may result in proposal's return without review.


NSF REU Supplement

Investigators with an active NSF research award may request an REU Supplement through the Supplemental Funding Request module in FastLane; or investigators preparing a research proposal may include an REU Supplement request as a component of the proposal.

Factsheet and Sample

Program overview and sample REU proposal

Overview and Solicitation

NSF REU full instructions, including supplements

NSF REU Supplement

Template package in zip format, including: Budget, Budget Justification, Justification for Supplement, Fastlane Guide and Solicitation NSF19-582 (Updated: 20 May 2019)