Updates for NSF proposals and awards

Published November 27, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.

Changes and updates


The NSF has released its revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1).The new PAPPG is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after Jan. 29, 2018.

Major changes include:

  • Implementation of the standard Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) template that had been in a pilot phase
  • An increase in the budget justification page limit from three to five (3 to 5) pages.

If you have questions on the impact of these changes to any upcoming NSF proposals or active awards, please contact the appropriate SPS representatives, based on departmental unit. Find your SPS contact.