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National Science Foundation
AAG
PAPP - Introduction
A. About the NSF
B. Foreword
C. Acronym List
D. Definitions
E. NSF Organizations
Exhibit 1 - NSF Organizational Chart
Grant Proposal Guide
GPG - Table of Contents
I. Pre-Submission Information
II. Proposal Preparation Instructions
III. NSF Proposal Processing and Review
IV. Non-Award Decisions and Transactions
V. Renewal Proposals
GPG Subject Index
GPG - PDF Version
Award and Administration Guide
AAG - Table of Contents
I. NSF Awards
II. Grant Administration
III. Financial Requirements and Payments
IV. Grantee Standards
V. Allowability of Costs
VI. Other Post Award Requirements and Considerations
VII. Grant Administration Disputes and Misconduct
AAG Subject Index
AAG - PDF Version
 


NSF 08-1 January 2008
AAG - Table of Contents

AAG - Printable Version
  1. NSF Awards
    1. Acceptance of Assistance Agreements
    2. Award Instrument
    3. NSF Award Conditions
    4. NSF Grant Periods
      1. Definitions
      2. Significance of Grant Period
      3. Changes in Grant Periods
        1. Effective Date
        2. Expiration Date
        3. No-Cost Extension
        4. Two-Year Extensions for Special Creativity
    5. Additional Funding Support
      1. Types of Additional Funding Support
      2. Renewed Support (Standard Grants)
      3. Continued Support (Continuing Grants)
      4. Supplemental Support
    Exhibit I-1 -- Statutes, Executive Orders and Other Directives
  1. Grant Administration
    1. Monitoring Project Performance
      1. Grantee Responsibilities
      2. Grantee Notifications to NSF and Requests for NSF Approval
    2. Changes in Project Direction or Management
      1. Changes in Objectives, Scope or Methodology
        1. Changes in Objectives or Scope
        2. Changes in Methodology
        3. Significant Changes, Delays or Events of Unusual Interest
      2. Changes in PI/PD, co-PI/co-PD or Person-Months Devoted to the Project
        1. Background
        2. Basic Requirements
        3. Short-Term Absence of PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD
        4. Long-Term Absence of PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD
        5. Change in Person-Months Devoted to the Project
        6. Withdrawal of PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD
        7. Substitute PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD
        8. Disposition of a Grant When a PI/PD or co-PI/co-PD Transfers from One Organization to Another Organization
      3. Contracting or Transferring the Project Effort (Subawards)
    3. Changes in the Grant Budget
      1. OMB Directives
      2. Grant Changes and Approvals
    4. Cost Sharing
      1. Statutory Cost Sharing Requirement
      2. Awards Issued Prior to Elimination of Statutory Cost Sharing Requirements
      3. Method of Providing Contributions
      4. Cost Sharing Records and Reports
      5. Cost Sharing Commitments
    5. Technical Reporting Requirements
      1. Annual Project Reports
      2. Final Project Report
      3. Final Technical Information Items
      4. Compliance with Technical Reporting Requirements
      5. Grant Closeout
    6. Records Retention and Audit
    Exhibit II-1 -- Grantee Notifications To and Requests For Approval From The National Science Foundation
  1. Financial Requirements and Payments
    1. Standards for Financial Management
    2. Definitions
    3. Payment Requirements
      1. Requesting Payments
      2. Request for Advance
      3. Request for Advance
      4. Special Payment Grantees
      5. Working Capital Advance
      6. Grantee EFT Update
      7. Use of Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Banks
    4. Cash Refunds And Credits To NSF
      1. Final Unobligated Balance
      2. Erroneous Payments
      3. Interest Earned on Advance Payments
      4. Program Income
      5. Other Cost Credits
    5. Grant Financial Reporting Requirements
      1. Quarterly Disbursement Reporting-Federal Cash Transactions Report (FCTR)
      2. Final Disbursement Reporting
    Exhibit III-1 -- Request for Advance or Reimbursement Form (SF 270)
  1. Grantee Standards
    1. Conflict of Interest Policies
    2. Financial Management Systems Standards
    3. Procurement Standards
    4. Property Management Standards
      1. Title to Equipment
        1. Title to Equipment - Non-Profit Organizations
        2. Title to Equipment - Commercial Organizations
      2. Conditions for Acquisition and Use of Equipment
      3. Principles Relating to Use of NSF-Supported Research Instrumentation and Facilities
      4. Property Management Standards When Title Retained by NSF
      5. Excess Government Personal Property
        1. Policy
        2. Eligibility
        3. Procedures
        4. Visiting Holding Agency Facilities
        5. Dollar Limitation
        6. Restrictions
        7. Costs
        8. Title
        9. Accountability and Recordkeeping
  1. Allowability of Costs
    1. Basic Considerations
      1. Federal Cost Principles
        1. Applicability to Grantees
        2. Applicability to Subrecipients
        3. Conflicting Guidelines
      2. Other Considerations
        1. Maximum Obligation
        2. Pre-Award Costs
        3. Post-Expiration Costs
      3. Prior Approval
        1. OMB Directive
        2. NSF Prior Approval Policy
    2. Direct Costs
      1. Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits
        1. Salaries and Wages
        2. Fringe Benefits
      2. Equipment
        1. Related Equipment Guidelines
        2. Definitions
        3. Special Purpose Equipment
        4. General Purpose Equipment
      3. Materials and Supplies
      4. Travel Costs
      5. Computer Costs
      6. Consultant Services
        1. Outside Consultants
        2. Intra-University Consulting
        3. Federal Employees
      7. Publication, Documentation and Dissemination
      8. Participant Support Costs
        1. General
        2. Stipends or Subsistence Allowances
        3. Travel Allowances
    3. Other Direct Costs
      1. Rearrangements and Alterations
      2. News Release Costs
      3. Rental or Lease of Facilities or Special Purpose Equipment
      4. Relocation Costs
      5. Meetings and Conferences
    4. Indirect Costs
      1. NSF Policy
        1. Basic Policy
        2. Exceptions to Basic Policy
      2. Rebudgeting of Indirect Cost Funds Provided Under NSF Grants
      3. NSF Cognizant Organizations
    5. Fee Payments Under NSF Grants
  1. Other Post Award Requirements and Considerations
    1. Non-Discrimination Statutes
      1. General
      2. Civil Rights Act of 1964
        1. Background
        2. NSF Regulations
        3. Civil Rights Certification - Subrecipients
        4. Grant Conditions
      3. Rehabilitation Act
        1. Background
        2. NSF Regulations
        3. Section 504 Certification - Subrecipients
        4. Grant Conditions
      4. Title IX - Sex Discrimination
        1. Background
        2. NSF Regulations
        3. Grant Conditions
      5. Age Discrimination Act
        1. Background
        2. NSF Regulations
        3. Grant Conditions
      6. Equal Employment Opportunity under E.O. 11246
        1. Background
        2. Grant Conditions
    2. Protection of Living Organisms
      1. Human Subjects
        1. Background
        2. NSF Regulation
        3. Grant Conditions
      2. Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules
        1. Applicability
        2. Policy
        3. Research Requiring Prior Approval of the Director, NIH
        4. Recombinant DNA Research Outside the U.S.
      3. Vertebrate Animals
        1. Background
        2. Federal Regulations
        3. Grant Conditions
      4. Government Permits and Activities Abroad
    3. Construction, Rearrangements and Alterations
      1. Davis-Bacon Act
      2. Bonding and Insurance
      3. Seismic Safety of Buildings
    4. Intellectual Property
      1. Patents and Inventions
        1. Background
        2. National Science Foundation Patent Policy
        3. Standard Patent Rights Clause
        4. Electronic Invention Handling
      2. Copyright
        1. Rights to Copyrightable Material
        2. Standard Copyrightable Material Clause
      3. Special Patent and Copyright Situations
        1. Special Grant Provisions
        2. Grants Not Primarily for Research
        3. Grants Affected by International Agreements
      4. Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results
      5. Tangible Property
        1. Background
        2. Legal Rights to Tangible Property
    5. Publication/Distribution of Grant Materials
      1. NSF Policy
      2. Costs
      3. Responsibilities
      4. Grantee Obligations
    6. Program Income
      1. Background
      2. Definition
      3. NSF Policy
    7. International Considerations
      1. Travel to Foreign Countries
        1. Policy
        2. Use of U.S.-Flag Air Carriers
        3. Use of Foreign-Flag Air Carriers
      2. Charter Flights
      3. Projects in a Foreign Country
      4. Passports and Visas
      5. International Travel Grants
    8. Intergovernmental Review Of Federal Programs
    9. Handling of Information
      1. Questionnaires: Data Collection Under NSF Grants
        1. Paperwork Control
        2. NSF Policy
      2. Release of Information by NSF
        1. Press Releases
        2. Open Government Legislation
        3. Release of Project Reports
    10. Tax Status
    11. Protection of Properties In The National Register of Historic Places
    12. National Security
    13. Miscellaneous
      1. Liabilities and Losses
      2. Pre-College Students and Experimental Curriculum Development Projects
      3. Use of Metric Measurements
  1. Grant Administration Disputes and Misconduct
    1. Suspension And Termination Procedures
      1. Definitions
      2. Suspension and Termination
        1. NSF Policy
        2. Procedures for Suspension or Termination by NSF
      3. Termination by Mutual Agreement
        1. NSF Policy
        2. Procedures
      4. NSF Suspension or Termination Review Procedure
    2. Informal Resolution Of Grant Administration Disputes
      1. Background
      2. Scope of Post-Award Disputes Covered
      3. Procedures
    3. Research Misconduct
      1. NSF Policies and Responsibilities
      2. Role of Grantees
      3. Reporting Possible Misconduct

 

 
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