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Timing is essential with submitting proposals through the Dean’s and OSP. Please send your complete proposal to the Math financial office 10 business days prior to the sponsor's deadline. If a deadline date falls on a Federal Holiday or weekend, factor in additional time for processing. Please complete the proposal request form as soon as you decide to submit a proposal. Once this information is received, a Fiscal Officer will contact you directly.
NSF Format Requirement
Margins 1” in all directions
Use one of the following typefaces identified below:
- Arial, Courier New, or Palatino Linotype at a font size of 10 points or larger;
- Times New Roman at a font size of 11 points or larger; or
- Computer Modern family of fonts at a font size of 11 points or larger.
Final documents should be in pdf format.
NSF Proposal Checklist with Instructions/Templates
- Project summary (Limited to 1 page; See template)
- Project description (Project Description must not contain URLs; usually limited to 15 pages; See template)
- References (no page limit, must list all authors full names, do not use et al): If the document is available electronically, the website address (URL) should be identified (if readily available)
- PI and Co-PI Biosketch (NSF format, limited to 2 pages, No personal info: marital status, citizenship, home address/phone/email; See template)
- Budget (Please provide budget parameters so your financial officer (FO) can prepare a draft for your review. Requested start date should be at least 7 months after the proposal deadline)
- Budget justification (the FO will need equipment, travel and M&S justification from you in order to complete the document.)
- Current and pending support (the FO will prepare it for you)
- Facility and equipment info (This section should include an aggregated description of existing facilities and other resources available for the research project)
- Postdoc mentoring plan (only if a postdoc is budgeted, limited to 1 page, See template)
- Data Management Plan (limited to 2 pages; see https://libraries.mit.edu/data-management/plan/write/)
- A list of Collaborators & Other Affiliations (for each senior project personnel; See Q&A with template)
- Suggested reviewer (optional)
- Other Supplementary Documents (If applicable) e.g. Documentation regarding human subjects, Letters of Collaboration, Solicitation-specific documents
If you are submitting a collaborative proposal with other institutions with MIT as the lead, please ask your collaborators to send the FO their administrative contact information and their fastlane proposal number including the proposal PIN so the FO can link the proposals.
Please note that this is a general check list/instruction applying to most of NSF proposals. However, the instructions on the specific program solicitation should always supersede this checklist/instruction. Failure to comply with the submission procedures may result in the proposal not being reviewed and evaluated by OSP.
Thanks for your cooperation!