Policy Office

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.

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NEW!!! NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support - This table was developed to provide the community with 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.

Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) - effective for proposals submitted or due on or after June 1, 2020, and awards made on or after June 1, 2020

Award Conditions

Automated Compliance Checking of NSF Proposals

Research Protection

NSF Policies on Harassment

NSF Responses to Natural Disasters

Conflicts of Interest

Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information

NSF Outreach

Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR)

Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results (NSF Data Management)

Human Subjects

NSF - NIH/OLAW Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Regarding Vertebrate Animal Welfare Issues

NSF Merit Review

NSF Cost Sharing Policy

Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

NSF Prospective New Awardee Guide

Federal Demonstration Partnership