February 18, 2020

NSF Current and Pending Support FAQs

A message from Jean Feldman, Head of the National Science Foundation Policy Office:

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce issuance of a set of Current and Pending Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that accompany the revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), effective June 1, 2020. The FAQs address policy questions related to the PAPPG clarifications to the current and pending support coverage, as well as questions regarding use of an NSF-approved format for current and pending support. The FAQs will be updated periodically as appropriate.

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 PAPPG, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office by email at policy@nsf.gov.


Jean Feldman
Head, Policy Office
Division of Institution and Award Support
Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management
National Science Foundation

January 24, 2020 Research Advocate: NSF Issues Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 20-1)

February 05, 2020

New NIH Salary Cap

The National Institutes of Health has released an announcement about the new salary cap, Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 20 (NOT-OD-20-065).

Effective January 5, 2020, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $197,300.

For awards issued in those years that were restricted to Executive Level II (see the historical record of the salary cap), including competing awards already issued in FY2020, if adequate funds are available in active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, grantees may rebudget funds to accommodate the current Executive Level II salary level.