NSF Proposal Toolkit

Learn more about NSF’s funding opportunities in education and explore resources to help you in the proposal preparation, submission, and review process.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, proposal deadlines may change. We recommend that you periodically check the program’s funding page for the latest information. More guidance related to the impact of COVID-19 on NSF grant management and funding can be found on NSF's Coronavirus Information page.


PART 1: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

DRK-12 Program & Solicitation

Other NSF Funding Opportunities

Special Initiatives & Cross-Program Funding


PART 2: PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT, SUBMISSION, AND REVIEW

General Proposal Development

Research Design

Project Team, Partners, and Collaborators

Broader Impacts, Dissemination, and Sustainability

Evaluation

Proposal Submission
The PAPPG notes that "unless specified in an NSF program solicitation, proposals submitted to NSF must be submitted via use of either the NSF FastLane System, Research.gov or Grants.gov." Please refer to the Guide and your specific program solicitation for more information.

Proposal Review


PART 3: YOU WON THE AWARD! NOW WHAT?