NSF Seeking Feedback – Ideas Machine and NSF Grantee Experiences

June 13, 2019

The National Science Foundation received more than 800 idea submissions for the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition. Now the 33 best submissions are completing for the grand prize. To this end, NSF is asking the scientific community and the public to help NSF determine which entries will advance to the next stage.

NSF is eager to hear from external stakeholders and invites FABBS members to watch entrants’ video pitches and comment on the importance and potential impact of the Big Ideas presented, as well as provide suggestions on how ideas can be improved. 

NSF values input from both inside the building and from external stakeholders. Watch the video pitches and review entries until June 26, 2019 at nsf2026imgallery.skild.com

NSF is also seeking feedback on existing FastLane and Research.gov interface for Principal Investigator (PI)/co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) or Sponsored Project Office (SPO) who have recently submitted a proposal to NSF.  The goal of this multi-year initiative is for NSF to help PIs/co-PIs and SPOs more efficiently and effectively prepare and submit NSF proposals, manage NSF awards, and conduct business with NSF.

If you are an NSF PI/co-PI or SPO, please take a moment to complete the survey, it is estimated to take about 10 minutes to complete. Please click this link to complete the survey.

Your input on the 2019 survey is very important and will better inform NSF’s understanding of PI and SPO satisfaction and challenges in using NSF systems and will help identify opportunities for improvement.

Note that all survey responses will be anonymous, and survey results will be reported in such a way that no single individual can be identified. Deadline to respond: July 1, 2019. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact NSF2019PI_SPO_Survey@nsf.gov.

To learn more about NSF, see the recently released video – Your World Brought to You By NSF