Updated NSF Proposal, Award Policies & Procedures Guide

Updated NSF Proposal, Award Policies & Procedures Guide
Effective: January 29, 2018

NSF has recently announced that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) has been issued.  Significant changes include:

  • Addition of a new eligibility subcategory on international branch campuses of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education;
  • Revision of eligibility standards for foreign organizations;
  • Implementation of the standard Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) template that has been in pilot phase since April;
  • Increase in the Budget Justification page limitation from three pages to five pages;
  • Restructuring of coverage on grantee notifications to and requests for approval from NSF, including referral to the Prior Approval Matrix available on the NSF website; and
  • Numerous clarifications and other changes throughout the document.

A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on December 8 at 2 PM EST.  Registration is now available. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the NSF Policy Office.

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