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NSF 05-131 July 2005

Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

Dear Colleagues:

We have published a revised version of the NSF Grant Policy Manual (GPM) effective July 1, 2005. This document supersedes all prior versions of the GPM. This revision implements important changes to NSF’s policies and procedures, as well as implements enhanced capabilities in FastLane. A summary of significant changes has been developed to assist the user in navigating through these changes.

Organizations or individuals unable to access the GPM electronically may order paper copies (maximum of 5 per request) by either of the following means:

  • Phoning NSF Publications at (703) 292-PUBS (7827);

  • Send a request to

  • Sending a request by mail to:

    NSF Publications
    4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite P-60
    Arlington, VA 22230

Please address any questions or comments about the GPM to the Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support at (703) 292-8243 or by e-mail to

Thomas N. Cooley
Chief Financial Officer &
Director, Officer of Budget, Finance & Award Management