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National Science Foundation
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
GPG Summary of Significant Changes

Chapter I - Pre-Submission Information

  • Section G.3, Registering in the Central Contractor Registration, has been added to instruct potential proposers of the requirement to register in the Central Contractor Registration prior to submitting a proposal to NSF. This requirement also applies to any known subawardees at the time of proposal submission.

Chapter II - Proposal Preparation Instructions

  • Section B.2, Proposal Margin and Spacing Requirements, has updated guidance on fonts that may be used when preparing an NSF proposal.

Chapter III - NSF Proposal Processing and Review

  • Section A, Review Criteria, includes revised language to the intellectual merit review criterion. The criterion now specifically includes evaluation of proposals for potentially transformative concepts.

  • Section F, Review Information Provided to PI, has been added to clarify what review information is available to the PI when a decision has been made on his/her proposal.

Chapter IV - Non-Award Decisions and Transactions

  • Section C, Declinations, , has been revised to provide more information on what is available to a PI if his/her proposal has been declined.


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