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National Science Foundation
Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA)
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Office of Budget, Finance, & Award Management
Budget Division
Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support
Division of Financial Management
Division of Grants & Agreements
Division of Institution & Award Support

Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA)

Division Director: Karen Tiplady


The Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA) supports the issuance of NSF assistance awards and other agreements by providing business, financial, and award administration assistance from pre-award through closeout.


  • provides direct support to NSF's programs and activities as well as to the Foundation's overall administration;
  • is service and customer oriented and provides business and administrative assistance to meet the needs of our internal and external stakeholders;
  • emphasizes teamwork and staff involvement in all areas;
  • continues to develop the technical and professional competence of our staff and recognizes their achievements and contributions;
  • analyzes and evaluates from a financial and administrative perspective to identify and resolve any potential concerns;
  • facilitates conformance with applicable NSF and Federal award requirements through outreach and communication with program staff and the awardee community;
  • applies the skills and knowledge of its staff in a timely and professional manner; and
  • continuously evaluates and seeks improvement of the business processes used to administer and manage grants and agreements, including effective innovation and implementation of electronic technology.
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