Acknowledging NSF Support

It is essential that presentations, journal articles and any other products that are produced by trainees participating in the NRT program acknowledge NSF support (suggested language below). A disclaimer is also required in all publications except for articles or papers published in scientific, technical or professional journals (required language below). The NSF will not allow us to take credit for products that do not do these two things.  

It may not always be clear whether you should acknowledge the NRT that supports CASBBI. When in doubt, consult the guidelines below. If these do not provide a clear answer for a specific case, reach out to Siddhartha Sikdar (ssikdar@gmu.edu) or Stephanie Carmack (scarmac@gmu.edu). 

Support can be relatively direct or indirect. Either way, you should acknowledge the CASBBI NRT for:

Direct Support

  • Includes a trainee (fellow or associate) during the training year
  • Was supported at least in part by CASBBI funds
  • Relates to a collaboration fostered in any way by CASBBI

Indirect Support

  • Involves CASBBI trainee(s) or faculty in any way, and relates to the themes of the CASBBI NRT
  • Involves trainees after OR before their fellowship year and relates to the themes of the CASBBI NRT
  • The work benefited from the community / context CASBBI provides (e.g., inspired or facilitated collaboration)

Suggested Language

  • To acknowledge NSF Support (minimalist language): “This work was supported in part by the NSF grant DGE: 1922598.” (If you wish, you can include the title of the NRT grant to clarify it is a traineeship, although it is not required: NRT-HDR: Transdisciplinary Graduate Training Program in Data-Driven Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions.)
  • Required disclaimer in all publications except for articles or papers published in scientific, technical or professional journals: “Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”