Section I. Introduction to Preparation of Proposals
C. WHEN TO SUBMIT
Proposals to most programs may be submitted at any time. Proposers
should allow up to 6 months for review and processing. Some programs set
target dates or deadlines for submission of proposals to allow time for
their consideration by advisory committees or specially assembled review
panels which meet periodically. These target dates and deadlines are
published in the NSF Bulletin and in specific program announcements and
solicitations. They are also available on STIS.
Proposals received on or before the target date or
postmarked on or before the deadline date will be accepted for review.
Inquiry about submission may also be made to the appropriate program
office. Every effort is made to reach a decision and inform the proposer
promptly. However, until an award is made, NSF is not responsible for any
expenditures incurred by the proposing organization.