Many funding agencies require that institutions submit information about the active and pending support of key personnel participating on a proposed project. This information is used by the funding agencies to assess the capacity of the individual to carry out the research as proposed and for determining the potential for scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap. This includes all resources made available to an individual in support of and/or related to all their research efforts, regardless of whether or not they have monetary value. Current and pending support information of key personnel normally is included in the proposal for funding but may be requested at any point during the proposal/award cycle.
Guidance on what to include in Current and Pending/Other Support documents varies from agency to agency; however, certain elements are common to all.
This University of South Carolina research webinar session provided a step-by-step demonstration and training for setting up a SciENcv profile, how to assign delegates, and creating senior personnel documents. Use of this system is now mandatory by NSF for the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support documents.
Roles and Responsibilities for Current and Pending / Other Support
PI: Provide an accurate and comprehensive list of all active awards and pending proposals, in addition to other support information that must be included.
Internal Approvers at the time of proposal: Ensure listed effort adds to no more than 100% or 12 months and is an accurate list of the support being received.
Sponsored Awards Management Office (SAM): Ensure listed effort adds to no more than 100% or 12 months, adherence to minimum effort requirement on award if any, note any significant changes that may require prior approval. Receives Current and Pending/Other Support information from the PI and submits to the sponsor.