HEAD: 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.
Information Regarding the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1)
The National Science Foundation is currently working to finalize a revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) for use in 2020. We anticipate that the revised PAPPG will be released in the coming months and, as is standard practice, will be effective 90 days after its release.
We wanted to highlight some important information to assist the community in preparing for this new PAPPG as it relates to the preparation and submission of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals that fall under this revised PAPPG.
- NSF is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF-approved format for use in preparation of both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of an NSF proposal.
- Use of an NSF-approved format for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents will be required upon implementation of the PAPPG. NSF is encouraging proposers to begin using SciENcv for preparation of the Biographical Sketch now.
- SciENcv allows proposers to integrate their ORCiD to enable pre-population for the Biographical Sketch. Additional information is available on the ORCiD website.
- SciENcv will produce NSF-compliant PDF versions of these documents. Proposers must save these documents and submit them as part of their proposals via FastLane, Research.gov or Grants.gov.
- Additional resources including video tutorials are available on the SciENcv website.
NSF will continue to communicate with the community regarding the 2020 PAPPG and will provide further notice to the community as soon as the revised PAPPG is released. We encourage you to sign up for notifications about future PAPPG implementation webinars. In the meantime, proposers should continue to follow the guidance in the current PAPPG, (NSF 19-1).
Please direct any further questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Federal Register Notice dated November 18, 2019.
- For-Comment Draft Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), dated May 2019
- See Federal Register Notice dated May 29, 2019.
Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1) - effective for proposals submitted or due on or after February 25, 2019, and awards made on or after February 25, 2019
- For guidance on proposals submitted or due before February 25, 2019, and awards made before February 25, 2019, reference the PAPPG 18-1, dated January 29, 2018
- Dear Colleague Letter: Research Protection
- Personnel Policy on Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs
Conflicts of Interest
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Frequently Asked Questions on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration - effective January 30, 2017
- Frequently Asked Questions on NSF's Implementation of 2 CFR Part 200 - updated April 21, 2015
- FastLane-Related FAQs on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration
- Project Outcomes Report for the General Public (POR)
- FAQs on NSF's Implementation of the Department of Labor's Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Overtime Rule
- Overarching Policies on Cost Sharing
- FAQs on on Cost Sharing
- 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
- NSF Grants.gov Application Guide - effective February 25, 2019