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NSF Revised Proposal & Award Guide (PAPPG) for 2019

November 7, 2018

Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) has been issued, effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 28, 2019.

Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), January 2019
National Science FoundationA revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) has been issued, effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 28, 2019. Read more

  • Significant changes include:
    • Adds Research.gov option;
    • Revises eligibility standards for unaffiliated individuals;
    • Conference proposals over $50,000 and all equipment proposals must include Collaborators and Other Affiliations in submission;
    • Revision of resubmission guidelines for NSF programs that accept proposals at any time;
    • Implements NSF’s policy on sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, or sexual assault;
    • Specifies that proposers are required to have a policy or code-of-conduct that addresses sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault, and that includes clear and accessible means of reporting violations of the policy or code-of-conduct. This policy or code-of-conduct must be disseminated to conference participants prior to attendance at the conference as well as made available at the conference itself;
  • Emphasizes the importance of training faculty in the responsible and ethical conduct of research;
  • Incorporation of existing patent policy into the PAPPG.  This policy was previously implemented by regulation at 45 CFR 650; and
  • Numerous clarifications and other changes throughout the document.

    You are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG. 

    While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on January 28, 2019, in the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 18-1) continue to apply. 

View the new NSF PAPPG.