Jean I. Feldman is Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, within the Foundation's Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management. Since assuming that position in 1997, Jean has been responsible for establishing proposal and award policies and procedures for the assistance programs of the NSF. This includes specific responsibility for the: " Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, which includes the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide; " Grant and Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions; and " Grants.gov Application Guide.
In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Feldman is actively involved in a number of internal and external streamlining activities, including implementation of P.L. 106-107, the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act. She serves as NSF's representative on the P.L. 106-107 Pre-award Working Group, as well as on a number of the Working Group's subcommittees. Ms. Feldman is also actively involved in interagency electronic streamlining activities including the development and maintenance of the standard form for the electronic submission of Federal grants applications [SF 424 (R&R)]. In this capacity, she currently serves as Chair of the Research and Related Working Group.
Ms. Feldman is actively involved in the Federal Demonstration Partnership where she serves as the Federal Co-Chair of the Terms and Conditions Standing Committee and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. She also serves as Chair of the Research Performance Progress Report Working Group and the Research Terms and Conditions of the National Science and Technology Council's Research Business Models Subcommittee.
Ms. Feldman is an active member of National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). Jean has served on its Board of Directors, as well as its Peer to Peer Review Committee. Ms. Feldman was the inaugural recipient of the Joseph F. Carrabino award at NCURA's 45th Annual Meeting.
Prior to beginning her NSF career in 1992, Ms. Feldman worked in policy positions with the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.
Ms. Feldman has a B.A. in History and Political Science at Wright State University, as well as a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University.