FAQs: Proposal Development Module

What should I enter in the NSF Science Code field?

All proposals require selection of the NSF Code from the drop down list, even if NSF is not the sponsor of the proposal. MIT uses these codes to report statistics in the annual Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey. One should select the general area of research from the drop down list, or ask the PI of the proposal for the appropriate category. 

If this code is missing in proposal(s), RAS will reach out to the DAF to update this information at the end of each fiscal year.

How can I insert a symbol in my proposal title?

At this time, it is not possible to insert a symbol into a proposal title. The problem is twofold – first, different Java versions translate symbols differently and second, the system cannot accommodate symbols in the proposal title.

How can I see if an Institute Proposal is linked to a Proposal Development proposal?

This information can be accessed through Medusa.

If you are in an Institutional Proposal record, you can click on the Medusa tab on the document. The Medusa link will also appear on in your search results screen. You can click on the Proposal Development line to open the Proposal Development details. To view the entire document, click the open link.

You can also see if it is linked to any other documents and/or Awards from the Medusa tab.