Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Plant Biotic Interactions Proposal Submission through

October 28, 2020

The NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has implemented a requirement for submission of full proposals via (or for certain program solicitations, including the Plant Biotic Interactions solicitation (NSF 20-576). If you have already started a proposal in FastLane, don’t worry, you can still submit it via FastLane. But if you are starting a new proposal, please do so via For more information see the Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 20-129, about this change.

Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and video tutorials, is available on the "About Proposal Preparation and Submission" webpage. The NSF Help Desk also is available for those who encounter issues with proposal preparation or submission.

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