Issuance of Proposal Preparation & Award Administration FAQs related to the PAPPG (NSF 20-1)

August 28, 2020

Dear Colleagues:


We are pleased to announce the issuance of a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on proposal preparation and award administration related to NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1).

Some of the topics addressed in the FAQs include conference proposals, cost sharing, deadline dates, indirect costs, international activities/considerations and participant support. 

If you have any questions regarding this document, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office by email at





Jean Feldman

Head, Policy Office

Division of Institution and Award Support

Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management

National Science Foundation