ITEST Proposal Quick Reference Guide 2022


STELAR’s ITEST Proposal Quick Reference Guide 2022

Please refer to the attached resource for the full guide:
STELAR's ITEST Proposal Development Guide 2022

Guide Preview:
This document is STELAR’s high-level summary of the required elements of your ITEST proposal. This summary is not intended to replace a careful review of both the ITEST Solicitation as well as the PAPPG. Check out STELAR’s ITEST Proposal Development Course for a more detailed explanation of any of the sections listed below (note: registration for the course is free but required to access).

Proposal Sections

  • Cover Sheet
  • Table of Contents
  • Project Summary
  • Project Description
  • References Cited
  • Facilities, Equipment, and Other
  • Budget
  • Budget justification
  • Data Management Plan
  • Letters of Collaboration from Project Partners
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Current and Pending Support
  • Collaborators and Other Affiliations
  • Postdoctoral Researcher Mentoring Plan (if applicable) 

Project Description Sections

  • Project Overview, Rationale, and Importance
  • Results from prior NSF support
  • High Quality Research Plan
  • ITEST Project Types & Common Guidelines
  • Project Evaluation
  • Dissemination
  • Expertise and Management
  • Intellectual Merit & Broader Impacts
  • Intellectual Merit
  • Broader Impacts
  • ITEST Pillars
  • Solicitation Specific Review Criteria




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