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About Notifications and Requests

Notifications and requests communicate changes in the scope, time, staff or budget of an NSF funded project. Depending on the type of change, awardee organizations must notify or request approval from NSF prior to taking action. Depending on the type of notifications or requests, they can be created and submitted by either the Principal Investigators (PIs) and/or Sponsored Project Offices (SPOs). 

Full listing of all NSF notifications and requests

As part of the effort to modernize FastLane, the National Science Foundation is transitioning the notifications and requests functionality from FastLane to Research.gov. The table below provides the location for each notification and request.

Type

Notification or Request

Policy Reference  

Location

Budget Activities

Additional categories of participant support costs other than those described in 2 CFR § 200.75 (such as incentives, gifts, souvenirs, t-shirts and/or memorabilia)

Request

PAPPG (II.C.2.g(v))

Research.gov

Change in Person-Months Devoted to Project

 

 

Request

PAPPG (VII.B.2.b)

Research.gov

Pre-award Costs in Excess of 90 days

Request

PAPPG (X.A.2.b)

Research.gov

Reallocation of Funds Provided for Participant Support Costs

Request

PAPPG (II.C.2.g(v))

Research.gov

Rearrangements/Alterations in excess of $25,000 (Construction)

Request

PAPPG (X.C.1)

Research.gov

Salaries of Administrative or Clerical Staff

Request

PAPPG (II.C.2.g(i)(b))

Research.gov

Travel Costs for Dependents

Request

PAPPG (II.C.2.g(iv)(a))

Research.gov

No-Cost Extension

Grantee-Approved No-Cost Extension

Notification

PAPPG (VI.D.3.c(i))

 

Research.gov

First NSF-Approved No-Cost Extension        

Request

PAPPG (VI.D.3.c(ii)(a)

Research.gov

Second NSF-Approved No-Cost Extension

Request

PAPPG (VI.D.3.c(ii)(b))

Research.gov

Changes in Objectives, Scope, or Methodology or other Significant Changes

Changes in Objectives or Scope

Request

PAPPG (VII.B.1.a)

Research.gov

Significant Changes/Delays or Events of Unusual Interest

Notification

PAPPG (VII.B.1.c)

Research.gov

Significant Changes in Methods/Procedures

Notification

PAPPG (VII.B.1.b)

Research.gov

Changes in PI/PD and co-PI/PD

Long-Term Disengagement of the PI/Project Director (PD) or co-PI/co-PD

Request

PAPPG (VII.B.2.a)

Research.gov

PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD Transfer from one organization to another

Request

PAPPG (VII.B.2.f)

FastLane

Substitute (Change) PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD

Request

PAPPG (VII.B.2.e)

FastLane

Withdrawal of PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD

Request

PAPPG (VII.B.2.d)

Research.gov

Other

Annual and Final Cost Share Notification by Recipient

Notification

PAPPG (VII.D.5)

FastLane

Conflicts of Interest that cannot be satisfactorily managed, reduced or eliminated and research that proceeds without the imposition of conditions or restrictions when a conflict of interest exists

Notification

PAPPG (IX.A)

Research.gov

Subawarding, Transferring or Contracting Out Part of an NSF Award

Request

PAPPG (II.C.2.g(vi)(e))

PAPPG (VII.B.3)

FastLane

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More information:

Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, Exhibit VII-1:  Consolidated Listing of Program and Cost-Related Grantee Notifications to, and Requests for Approval from the National Science Foundation