NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 18-1)

 

As a reminder, the National Science Foundation has revised its Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG, NSF 18-1).  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. In the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 17-1) continue to apply until January 29, 2018.  NSF will ensure that the current version of the PAPPG remains on the NSF website, with a notation to proposers that specifies when the new PAPPG (including a link to the new Guide) will become effective.
 
 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 on the NSF website; and
  • Numerous clarifications throughout the document.
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Given the number of important revisions, the research community is strongly encouraged to review the summary of changes provided in the Significant Changes and Clarifications section of the PAPPG.

A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on December 8 at 2 PM EST.  Sign up to be notified when registration is available on the outreach notifications website, by selecting “All NSF Grants and Policy Outreach Events & Notifications.” 

 

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs if you have any questions regarding the new NSF PAPPG.