October 07, 2010

NSF Revises Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, Effective January 18

The National Science Foundation has published a revised version of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPP), NSF 11-1, effective for proposals submitted on or after January 18, 2011. Changes include revisions to the cost sharing section to implement National Science Board recommendations regarding cost sharing (voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited), and a revision to the Cover Sheet to make it consistent with the requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act.

NSF provides a summary of significant changes at the beginning of each of the two sections of the PAPP, the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award and Administration Guide.