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New policies and procedures for NSF awards and proposals begin January 30

January 5, 2017

NSF has released a new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.

Find out the most significant changes in the new PAPPG.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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