September 01, 2016

Reminder to NSF PIs

Principal Investigators of National Science Foundation awards must acknowledge NSF’s support in any publication (including Web pages) of any material based on or developed under the PI’s NSF project. The following statement should be used:
“This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (NSF grant number).”
PIs also must provide the following disclaimer (unless NSF states otherwise in the award document) in every publication of material (including World Wide Web pages) based on or developed under the PI’s NSF award, except scientific articles or papers appearing in scientific, technical or professional journals.
“Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”
NSF support also must be orally acknowledged by the PI during all news media interviews about the NSF project, including popular media such as radio, television and news magazines.

These requirements are found in the NSF Award and Administration Guide (NSF 16-1), Chapter VI - Other Post Award Requirements and Considerations, section E. Publication/Distribution of Grant Materials.