NSF Information concerning coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
March 5, 2020
In light of the emergence and spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad, NSF has provided the following information:
Proposal topics and funding opportunities: Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NSF 20-052)
Impacts on proposal submission, award management, and merit review panels: Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers and Awardees (NSF 20-053)
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