NSF Proposal Toolkit

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires electronic submission for all grant proposals. Proposals are submitted via FASTLANE or Grants.gov depending on the guidelines for the specific program announcement.

The Grants Office will format and submit your proposal to the NSF via Grants.gov.

Proposal Procedures and Guidelines

National Science Foundation
A Guide for Proposal Writing
An overview and guide for writing an NSF proposal. Each section is available in either HTML or PDF format.

All proposals must address the intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria specified in the program announcement. If the review criteria is not addressed the proposal will NOT be reviewed.

Writing Proposals to Meet NSF’s Expectations

Below are documents from a workshop held by NSF to assist proposal writers in writing effective educational proposals.