NEW RF Personnel OnBoard System!

The Research Foundation has activated its new OnBoard Personnel System (an outcome of the pandemic).  The system will electronically take over nearly all your hire/rehire packet needs. The RF has also created a training video available on the RF website (  Instructions for using the training video are available here:RF Personnel Onboard Training Video Instructions.pdf.  
The Research Foundation will continue to provide virtual training of the RF OnBoard system as scheduled.
If you have any questions, please call your campus personnel coordinator at 212-417-8600, and select option #3, or email
I-9 Verification Process post pandemic

According to recent changes implemented by DHS/SSA, most I-9 verifications must take place with in-person meetings. Virtual I-9’s are reserved solely for remote positions. All regular and hybrid appointments must present their documentation in person.

The first step in hiring anyone new is I-9/e-verification. This ensures the employee is legally eligible to work, and is required to be completed on or before their first day of work. Our office will reach out to the employee directly to complete this application.

Once the I-9 is cleared, we move on to the second step, which is the onboarding application. Onboarding is now done electronically through the RF website. This is an application that is created and submitted by the PI.

In order to initiate the I-9,  the following information is required: 

Employees full first name as listed on their SSN

Full last name as listed on their SSN

Email address

Last four digits of their SSN

Official start date

RF account number being used

Please contact if you have any questions.
NEW NSF Proposal Guide and New Biosketch Requirements!

NSF issued the 2023 PAPPG in January 2023 requiring all proposals be submitted via  In addition, all biosketches and C&P forms must be generated via SciENcv.


A new PAPPG is expected in January 2024 and there will be a few more changes we expect.


Multiple training resources are available on the SciENcv website.

Multiple training resources are available on the SciENcvwebsite. The following resources may be of assistance to proposers preparing a biographical sketch using the SciENcv format:

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. If you have IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or Policy-related questions should be directed to​