The National Science Foundation (NSF) has updated the template for Collaborative and Other Affiliations Information (COA). This template is in accordance with Chapter II.C.1.e of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). The template is fillable, however, the content and format requirements must not be altered, as this will create printing and viewing errors. To avoid formatting errors, the template must be saved in .xlsx format and be uploaded to Fastlane directly as a Single Copy Document. Grants.gov Users: The COA information must be provided through the use of the COA template and uploaded as a PDF attachment. Proposers using the COA template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. For further guidance there are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for assistance. As you may remember, IOS had its own template in the IOS core solicitation. The old IOS template will no longer be accepted. Any submissions after January 29, 2018 will use the NSF template.
NOTE: Some information requested in prior versions of the PAPPG is no longer requested.
For system-related questions, please contact Fastlane User Support at 1-800-673-6188 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Policy-related questions regarding the content of the COA template should be directed to email@example.com.