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LINGUIST List 21.4916

Mon Dec 06 2010

FYI: NSF Linguistics Proposal Requirement Changes

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        1.     Bill Badecker , NSF Linguistics Proposal Requirement Changes

Message 1: NSF Linguistics Proposal Requirement Changes
Date: 06-Dec-2010
From: Bill Badecker <wbadeckensf.gov>
Subject: NSF Linguistics Proposal Requirement Changes
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We would like to bring three items to your attention relating to the NSF
Linguistics Program and to a new solicitation from the Office of
International Cooperation in Science and Engineering (OISE):
1. New requirements for NSF proposals
2. Target dates for submitting grant proposals
3. OISE solicitation for Catalyzing New International Collaborations

New requirements for NSF proposals:
NSF recently issued a new Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), the terms of which
are effective January, 2011. The New GPG is available on line at:


We draw your attention to the following new requirement: beginning with the
spring 2011 review cycle, all proposals must contain a ''Data Management
Plan'' to be submitted as a supplementary document of up to 2 pages. See:
Ch. II, Sec. C.2.j, in the 2011 Grant Proposal Guide.

Your Data Management Plan should in some way address the following
questions: What kinds of data, software, and other materials will your
research produce? How will you manage them (e.g., standards for metadata,
format, organization, etc.)? How, if at all, will you give others access to
your data, while preserving confidentiality, security, intellectual
property, & other rights/requirements? How will you archive data and
preserve access? We recognize that Linguistics and related sciences do not
have shared standards for data management and that circumstances vary
enormously. Your plan should be appropriate to your own situation. For
something like a conference/workshop proposal, your data management plan
can be as simple as stating that no data will be collected.

Further guidance on Data Management Plans is available from the Division of
Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
(http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/SBE_DataMgmtPlanPolicy.pdf) and in the FAQ on Data
Management Plans (http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmpfaqs.jsp).

Starting on January 18th, FastLane will not accept proposal submissions
that do not contain a Data Management Plan. However the requirement is for
ALL proposals submitted from the January reviewing cycle on. If a proposal
submission that does not have a plan is accepted by FastLane before the
18th it will be returned and if an amended proposal is not received in time
it will not be reviewed.

Other changes to the Grant Proposal Guide can be found at:


Linguistics Program Target Dates:
The annual target dates for submitting proposals to the NSF Linguistics
Program are: January 15th and July 15th. However, because January 15th,
2011, falls on a holiday weekend, the first target date for the year will
be January 18th, 2011.

Catalyzing New International Collaborations:
NSF’s Office of International Collaboration in Science and Technology
(OISE) aims to identify opportunities for international engagement that
will enable transformative research, new modes of investigation and
networking, and development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce. It is
in this spirit that OISE has just published a new solicitation,
''Catalyzing New International Collaborations'' (11-508):


This solicitation offers support for the exploratory phase of an
international collaboration with the strong expectation that the next phase
will involve submission of a follow-on proposal for continued funding of
the collaborative research. In this model, OISE supports the initial phases
of a collaboration which then generates a competitive research proposal to
an NSF disciplinary program. International collaboration is a part of NSF's
regular approach to doing business, and OISE’s new solicitation is designed
to increase the number of proposals NSF receives for collaborative research
and education. In addition, the solicitation offers the opportunity to
experiment with new modalities for supporting international collaborations.

Proposals written in response to solicitation 11-508 should be submitted
directly to OISE, and PIs in linguistics should request co-review by the
linguistics program. PIs are advised take advantage of the opportunity to
submit in FastLane (under “single-copy documents”) a list of suggested
reviewers who are qualified to evaluate the intellectual merit of the
proposal. The annual submission dates for Catalyzing New International
Collaborations (11-508) are March 1st and September 1st.

We both plan to be at the annual meeting of the LSA in Pittsburgh in
January and will be available there to discuss any questions you have about
the NSF Linguistics Program.

Bill Badecker & Joan Maling
Linguistics Program Directors

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

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