NSF Program Notes
NSF Annual Report Guidelines
You may find the following FastLane links helpful:
Local Systemic Change
Annual LSC Report:
NSF still requires the same information as last year; however, because of FastLane, the information will need to be submitted in a way that is quite different.
The information that follows is intended as guidance on how projects might "fit" the information we need into the new FastLane format. If you encounter any difficulty or have suggestions about how this might be improved for next year, we would appreciate hearing from you.
In FastLane you will recognize five categories (with sub-headings) in which information may be submitted:
Any materials that you would normally choose to include as appendices to your annual report, other than your Evaluator's Report, should be sent to your Program Officer in the usual way, in hard copy via regular mail. The Evaluator's report may be transmitted via a pdf file (see below).
Note: As you proceed through submitting your report via FastLane, any category not filled in must be flagged as "Nothing (Yet) to Report."
Note: "Participants" here means project personnel, NOT teachers to whom professional development (PD) is being delivered.
In this category, under the sub-heading People, please list all key personnel and all others who provide significant PD on the project (although some may contribute less than 160 hours).
Please give information about who provides the various types of PD within the project and how the project ensures that PD providers are prepared to carry out their responsibilities (i.e., If there are distinct types of PD providers -- e.g., TOSAS, resource teachers, classroom teachers serving as school-based teacher leaders, scientists/mathematicians -- please describe the role(s) each group plays, the selection criteria for persons in that role, and how the project selects/prepares individuals in each group). Note: We would like information about each of these providers. This need/should not be done by entering a name for each individual. As an example, access the page headed "Review and Revise Information on Project Participant" and -- for resource teachers, say -- you may enter the name "Resource" under first name and "Teacher" under last name. Check or specify a resource teacher's role in the project and then describe the selection process and preparation for a resource teacher in the space provided. Similarly, if there are scientists from industry, one might enter "Industry" and "Scientist."
List any tangible products (e.g., research publications, presentations at meetings, development of web pages, etc.). Please provide complete citations using APA style for publications (including dissertations) and presentations.
Please mail a copy of referred journal articles related to the project referenced in this section to the attention of the Teacher Enhancement Section Head at NSF.
In the section on Contributions to Resources for Research and Education - What?, please summarize efforts made to build infrastructure and capacity (e.g., long-term commitment to the support of lead or resource teachers, to supplying instructional materials, to professional development, etc.).
Objectives and Scope:
A listing of and explanation for any significant changes in the plan for the upcoming year, including any changes in the amount of PI or co-PI time devoted to the project. If you made significant changes to the project design as outlined in the proposal during the past year, please list and explain the changes, the purposes for the changes, and the results.