Head, Policy Office: Jean Feldman
The Policy Office in the Division of Institution and Award Support is responsible for developing, implementing and issuing proposal and award policy for the programs of the National Science Foundation and is available to assist you with questions involving policy related issues. Questions related to specific awards should be directed to the Division of Grants and Agreements.
Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
New!!! NSF published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of a "For comment" draft of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). The Foundation is accepting comments from the external community until cob June 13, 2022. Comments must be submitted via the Federal Register comment process.
Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1) - effective for proposals submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021. For guidance on proposals submitted or due before October 4, 2021, reference PAPPG 20-1, dated June 1, 2020.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration Related to PAPPG (NSF 22-1)
- NSF-approved Formats in Submission of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Sections of the Proposal
- NSF has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF-approved format for preparation of both documents.
- NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support - This table provides helpful reference information regarding pre-award and post-award disclosure information in the biographical sketch and current and pending support proposal sections. The table identifies where these disclosures must be provided in proposals as well as in project reports.
- FAQs related to Current and Pending Support
- Dear Colleague Letter: Research Protection
- Personnel Policy on Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs
- Implementation of the 2nd NSB Cost Sharing Report: NSF Revised Cost Sharing Policy Statement
- NSF Programs with Mandatory Cost Sharing
- Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access)
- Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps)
- Major Research Instrumentation Program
- Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
- Engineering Research Centers
- Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
- Individual NSF-funded Projects with Mandatory Cost Sharing
- Computing Innovation Fellows Project 2021, Award No. 2127309, Prime Awardee: Computing Research Association (subawardees' indirect cost recovery limited to 35%)
- Computing Innovation Fellows Project 2020, Award No. 2030859, Prime Awardee: Computing Research Association (subawardees' indirect cost recovery limited to 35%)
- New!!! We are pleased to announce the issuance of the revised NSF Grants.gov Application Guide (NSF 21-084). The new Guide will be effective for applications submitted (via Grants.gov) or due on or after October 4, 2021.
- For applications submitted (via Grants.gov) or due prior to October 4, 2021, the guidelines in NSF Grants.gov Application Guide dated October 5, 2020, apply.
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