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Preparing Proposals

Proposals submitted to NSF must be submitted via use of,, or the Broad Agency Announcement Management (BAAM) System. See the relevant funding opportunity for additional information. Further information on each system is available in Chapter I.A of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

The Policy Office, in the Division of Institution and Award Support, provides general policy guidance for proposers. The Policy Office page includes NSF regulations, other Federal regulations, notices of important policies and other information for proposers and awardees.

NSF conducts outreach on proposal preparation and award administration, through NSF Grant Conferences and other outreach activities.