02-151 July 2002
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
We have published a revised version of the NSF Grant Policy Manual (GPM)
effective August 1, 2002. This document supersedes all prior versions of the GPM. This
revision implements important changes to NSF's policies, as well as updates procedures for
conformance with the Foundation's conversion to electronic processes. A summary of significant
changes has been developed to assist the user in navigating through these changes.
Given the continually expanding use of the NSF website to provide
and obtain information regarding NSF programs, funding opportunities, and
proposal and award policies and procedures, the GPM will no longer be a "printed" document
or be available through the Government Printing Office subscription service.
NSF has successfully tested use of electronic dissemination with a number
of our major announcements and solicitations, as well as the NSF Grant
Proposal Guide and Guide to Programs, over the past few years. Therefore, the
GPM will be issued electronically and accessible on the NSF website.
Organizations or individuals unable to access the GPM electronically may order
paper copies (maximum of 5 per request) by either of the following means:
- Phoning the NSF Publications Clearinghouse at (703) 292-7827
- Send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please address any questions or comments about the GPM to the Policy Office, Division of Grants and Agreements at (703) 292-8243 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Thomas N. Cooley
Chief Financial Officer &
Director, Officer of Budget, Finance & Award Management