"For comment" draft of the 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 22-1). The Foundation is accepting comments from the external community until close of business February 12, 2021.

To facilitate review, revised text has been highlighted in yellow throughout the draft document and explanatory comments have been included in the margins, where appropriate. 

This draft version will incorporate the revised 2 CFR §200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Award that was effective November 12, 2020. It should be noted that NSF has not highlighted the revised references throughout the document. Please note that if there is a discrepancy between the current PAPPG (NSF 20-1) and the revised 2 CFR §200, the applicable NSF award conditions apply.

In addition, NSF also has released revised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Current and Pending Support. These FAQs are effective for proposals submitted in response to the current PAPPG (NSF 20-1). 

Any questions should be directed to the Policy Office at policy@nsf.gov.