Cooperative Support Branch

Branch Chief: William Kinser
Deputy Branch Chief: Eddie Whitehurst

CSB Staff

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide dedicated support tailored to meet the award and administration needs of the cooperative agreements within the portfolio of major facilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Cooperative Support Branch (CSB) is responsible for negotiation, award, administration, monitoring and oversight of complex cooperative agreements for Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), major research facilities and other large facilities in various stages in the facilities lifecycle.

SUPPORTED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE

NSF is a primary supporter of forefront instrumentation, facilities and infrastructure for the academic research and education communities across all areas of science and engineering. NSF major research infrastructure investments provide state-of-the-art equipment and multi-user research facilities, such as distributed instrumentation networks, arrays, accelerators, telescopes, research vessels, aircraft, and earthquake simulators for research and education.

RESOURCES

NOTICES

  • NSF Announced Guidance to Recipients and Applicants Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    The Foundation has issued Important Notice No 146 to the Community Regarding COVID-19. NSF has also issued additional guidance on NSFÂ’s implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum (M-20-17), entitled, Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations. NSF has implemented flexibilities authorized by OMB from specific administrative, financial management and audit requirements contained in 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards without compromising accountability requirements.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF NSF COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

NSF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

A drawing of a world map in the shape of a globe. All the National Science Foundation major facilities and infrastructures are encircling the globe with a line connecting the name of each facility or infrastructure with its location on the globe. There are 47 locations listed and include the Ground-Based Astronomy and Physics facilities, the National Center for Atmospheric Research facilities, the Academic Research Fleet, the International Ocean Discovery Program, National Ecological Observatory Network, the National Deep Submergence facility, the Large Hadron Collider, the Ocean Observatories Initiative, the National Geophysical Observatory for Geoscience facilities, and the U.S. Antarctic Program.