New! NSF Prospective New Awardee Guide

NSF's latest Prospective New Awardee Guide is available at: (Effective Date: January 25, 2016)

Each proposing organization that is new to the National Science Foundation (NSF) or has not had an active NSF assistance award within the previous five years should be prepared to submit basic organization and management information and certifications, when requested, to the applicable award-making division within the Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA). The information contained in the NSF Prospective New Awardee Guide will assist your organization in preparing the documents which NSF requires to conduct administrative and financial reviews. This Guide also serves as a means of highlighting the accountability requirements associated with federal awards.

You should read this Guide in its entirety since it contains helpful information for preparing documents requested and for understanding the requirements of managing a federal award. Please note that it your responsibility as a prospective awardee to ensure that the documents submitted are a fair and accurate representation of the administrative and/or financial position of your organization. NSF will assess the organization’s administrative and financial capabilities based upon the documentation provided. Missing, incomplete or inadequate information may result in proposal declination.