Policy Office

Head, Policy Office: Jean Feldman

The Policy Office in the Division of Institution and Award Support is responsible for developing, implementing and issuing proposal and award policy for the programs of the National Science Foundation and is available to assist you with questions involving policy related issues. Questions related to specific awards should be directed to the Division of Grants and Agreements.

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Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

NSF published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of a "For comment" draft of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). The Foundation accepted comments from the external community until cob June 13, 2022.

Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1) - effective for proposals submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021. For guidance on proposals submitted or due before October 4, 2021, reference PAPPG 20-1, dated June 1, 2020.