Close Menu

NSF issues a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

NSF has issued a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) effective January 29, 2018. 

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.