Safe and Inclusive Fieldwork
The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires plans for safe & inclusive off-campus and off-site research, effective January 30, 2023. A written plan is required per the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 23-1 for NSF-funded research; see NSF PAPPG (2023)
The plan must describe how the following types of behavior will be addressed:
- Abuse of any person, including, but not limited to, harassment, stalking, bullying, or hazing of any kind, whether the behavior is carried out verbally, physically, electronically, in written form; or
- Conduct that is unwelcome, offensive, indecent, obscene, or disorderly.
Action Required: PI/s need to sign and submit a plan to the Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) before SPO will approve the proposal being submitted to NSF. Contact SPO for additional information on this plan.
Additional resources & training is available to promote safe and inclusive field experiences. The UC Fieldwork Toolkit Leadership Training Series features topics on preventing harassment in the field, creating safe learning environments, promoting safe fieldwork culture for diverse researchers, and more.