COVID-19 Resources and Updates

News and Announcements


1.  NSF Announces Deadline and Webinars for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

2.  Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations (M-20-17) UPDATED 3/19/2020   |  Previous Memorandum M-20-11 (3/9/2020)

The National Science Foundation has issued Important Notice No 146 to the Community Regarding COVID-19. NSF has also issued additional guidance on NSF’s implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum (M-20-17) above. NSF has implemented flexibilities authorized by OMB from specific administrative, financial management and audit requirements contained in 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards without compromising accountability requirements.

Any questions about the policies described in the NSF Guidance should be directed to policy@nsf.gov
. Questions specific to a particular award should be directed to the cognizant NSF Program Officer. NSF is working to update existing FAQs and other resources to reflect new guidance and will keep you informed on its website at: nsf.gov/coronavirus. 

3. Council on Governmental Relations Releases Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources

4.  Current and Pending Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that accompany the revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), effective June 1, 2020.

5.  NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)  

The National Science Foundation announced that its revised version of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF20-1) to be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020, has been issued. In the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 19-1) continue to apply.

6. NSF Approves NIH's SciENcv Format for Biosketches

7.  Increase to the Simplified Acquisition and Micropurchase Thresholds by the Office of Management and Budget

8.  NSF Directorate for Engineering Removes Deadline Restrictions on Unsolicited Core Program Proposals (8/15/18)  

8.  NSF Publishes Latest "Proposal and Award Policy" newsletter

9.  NSF Releases Its Formal Methods in the Field Solicitation

10.  NSF Posts Prospective New Awardee Guide

11.  Tennessee State University Hosted NSF Day Feb. 22  

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