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Research investigators need to report Current/Pending Support to funding agencies per NSF and the University of Michigan. See policies related to reporting current and pending support for NSF and other sponsors.


NSFNSF has provided the following guidance in the PAPPG, updated June 1, 2020:

Note: The requirement to use an NSF-approved format for preparation of current and pending support will go into effect for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 5, 2020. In the interim, proposers must continue to prepare this document in accordance with the guidance specified in the PAPPG (NSF 20-1). NSF, however, encourages the community to use the NSF-approved formats and provide valuable feedback as we enhance them for the October implementation.

Current and pending support information must be separately provided through use of an NSF-approved format, for each individual designated as senior personnel on the proposal. Current and pending support includes all resources made available to an individual in support of and/or related to all of his/her research efforts, regardless of whether or not they have monetary value. Current and pending support also includes in-kind contributions (such as office/laboratory space, equipment, supplies, employees, students26. In-kind contributions not intended for use on the project/proposal being proposed also must be reported27.

Current and pending support information must be provided for this project, for ongoing projects, and for any proposals currently under consideration from whatever source28, irrespective of whether such support is provided through the proposing organization or is provided directly to the individual.

The total award amount for the entire award period covered (including indirect costs) must be provided, as well as the number of person-months (or partial person-months) per year to be devoted to the project by the individual.

Concurrent submission of a proposal to other organizations will not prejudice its review by NSF, if disclosed.29 If the project (or any part of the project) now being submitted has been funded previously by a source other than NSF, information must be provided regarding the last period of funding.

NSF has also provided helpful FAQ on the subject of Current and Pending Support.


Department of DefenseThe DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) FY20 General Application Instructions state the following:

PI Previous/Current/Pending Support: This file must be titled “Support_LastName.pdf” where “LastName” is the last name of the PI.

  • For all previous (award period of performance ending within the past 5 years), current, and pending research support, include the title, time commitments, supporting agency, name and address of the funding agency’s procuring Contracting/Grants Officer, performance period, level of funding, brief description of the project’s goals, and list of the specific aims. If applicable, identify where the proposed project overlaps with other existing and pending research projects. Clearly state if there is no overlap.
  • If there is no previous, current, or pending support, enter “None.” An updated previous, current, and pending support document will be required if an award is recommended for funding.

Current funding application instructions can be found here:

NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology


All research projects or activities requiring a portion of time of the investigator/researcher and key personnel must be included. This includes projects with no salary support. Projects may be funded by Federal, state, local or foreign government agencies, public or private foundations, commercial organizations, etc. Do not include expired awards or rejected proposals.


NASAAccording to the NASA Guidebook for Proposers: PIs and Co-PIs must provide all ongoing/pending projects and proposals (regardless of salary support) in which they are performing or will perform any part of the work.


References and Resources

Forms/Checklists/Templates/Job Aids

ORSP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


For further questions and assistance, please email or contact Craig Reynolds, Assistant Vice President for Research-Sponsored Projects, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, at 734-647-9887 or
For questions regarding reporting Outside Interests in M-Inform, please contact for assistance from a U-M COI Office (OVPR COI, MEDCOI).

For questions about the Other Support reporting process, contact ORSP.  Main Phone: (734) 764-5500 answered 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.