NSF Issues Revised PAPPG

2017-10-31

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the release of a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018.  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.  Sign up to be notified when registration is available on the outreach notifications website, by selecting “All NSF Grants and Policy Outreach Events & Notifications.”