Policy Office

HEAD: Jean Feldman

The Policy Office in the Division of Institution and Award Support is responsible for developing, implementing and issuing proposal and award policy for the programs of the National Science Foundation and is available to assist you with questions involving policy related issues. Questions related to specific awards should be directed to the Division of Grants and Agreements.

Grants & Cooperative Agreements:

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Electronic Capabilities Modernization Status
  • Award Conditions
  • Research Terms and Conditions
  • NSF Outreach
  • NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter
  • Automated Compliance Checking of NSF Proposals
  • Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR)
  • NSF Scientific Integrity Policy
  • NSF's Career-Life-Balance Initiative
  • NSF Data Management Policy
  • NSF Merit Review
  • NSF Cost Sharing Policy
    • Overarching Policies on Cost Sharing
    • FAQs on on Cost Sharing
    • Pre-award
    • Post-award
    • NSF Programs with Mandatory Cost Sharing
      • Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access)
      • Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps)
      • Major Research Instrumentation Program
      • Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
      • Engineering Research Centers
      • Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

  • Federal Demonstration Partnership
  • Human Subjects
  • Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
  • Grants.gov