Office of Research & Sponsored Programs


The National Science Foundation has released a revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (18-1), which will be effective for proposals submitted on or after January 29, 2018. 

A few of the significant changes are:

  • The budget justification page limit will be increased from 3 pages to 5 pages
  • The Collaborators & Other Affiliations template that has been in pilot phase will become mandatory
  • Project Descriptions will be required to have a section labeled "Intellectual Merit", in addition to the already required "Broader Impacts" section

A recent webinar about these updates may be viewed here (scroll down to the Webcasts heading):

NSF distributes a quarterly Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter. Here is the most recent edition.