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This tab collects information about the proposal/award including the abstract and NSF categories. This tab can be completed by a Research Administrator or primary PI.

Copy and paste the abstract or statement of work from the proposal or award.

Categorize your proposed research by the following pre-defined scientific areas. The %’s must add to 100%. The collected data will permit Penn State to respond to the federal Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) survey.

For a list of disciplines in each scientific area, click the “?” icon next to the area.

Please note your estimated allocation is used for federal reporting purposes only. It does not impact the allocation of credit or the distribution of research incentive funds.

  1. Abstract: Required to submit IAF. No character limit.
  2. Categorized scientific areas: Required to submit IAF. Must total 100%. This area is not available if the type of project is “Outreach”, "Instruction", or "Service".