NIH and NSF Versions of Workbook Updated for 2020

GWSW has recently updated both the NIH and NSF versions of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook.  Here are the details: 

2020 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Version Updated: The May 2020 NIH version of our workbook, The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, has been updated to comply with the NIH SF424 FORMS-F application package for grant applications due on or after May 25, 2020.

Some of the changes are:

• Streamlined approach to finding an appropriate Program Officer and Study Section
• Updates to the general information on the purpose of common grant mechanisms
• Addition of a description of changes to NIH requirements regarding proposed research using human fetal tissue (HFT) from elective abortions
• Addition of information on changes to the organization of the PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form
• Updated guidance on how to prepare the PHS Assignment Request Form
• Clarification on appropriate use of letters of support
• Updates to all URLs and screenshots

Visit http://www.grantcentral.com/workbooks/national-institutes-of-health/ to view sample pages and learn more about the updates.

2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Version Updated: The June 2020 NSF version of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook has been updated to comply with the revised version of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) for all proposals submitted or due on or after June 1, 2020.

Some of the changes are:

• EAGER and RAPID language updates
• An update on the “reviewers not to include” language
• Use of an NSF-approved format for current and pending support
• Use of an NSF-approved format for the biographical sketch that is now required
• Clarification of the synergistic Activities language in the biosketch
• Updates to the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information
• Updates to all URLs and screenshots

Visit http://www.grantcentral.com/workbooks/national-science-foundation/ to view sample pages and learn more about the updates.

If you’ve never owned a copy of the NIH or NSF version of our Workbook, or if your copy is two years old or older, we strongly recommend that you consider purchasing the new 2020 edition. We think you’ll find it to be an indispensable tool in writing your next grant proposal.

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