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NSF Revises Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

The National Science Foundation has announced revisions to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures. The PAPPG has been modified in an effort to remove all the references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and the Award & Administration Guide (AAG). The new PAPPG will effect all proposals due, or submitted, on or after January 30, 2017. Other revisions include:

  • Addition of new sections on Special Processing Instructions and Types of Proposals, including two new types, RAISE and GOALI;
  • Additional instructions for proposers on completion of the Collaborators and Other Affiliations information;
  • Supplemental guidance on submission of proposals by organizations impacted by a natural or anthropogenic disaster;
  • Implementation of 45 CFR 690.118 for applications and proposals lacking definite plans for involvement of human subjects;
  • Update on the type of information that NSF may request from proposers with regard to Federal environmental statutes;
  • Supplemental information regarding treatment of NSF awards with canceled appropriations; and
  • Numerous other changes and clarifications throughout the document.

The guidelines in the current PAPPG will continue to apply until January 2017. For more information, click here.